April 1, 2020 is officially Census Day when the country will count every person residing in the US. But Denver is preparing far in advance to develop the right strategy to ensure all residents, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, immigration status, all know what the Census is, how their data is protected, and why it’s so critical for all Denverites to participate.
The Census is a head count of everyone residing in the United States. It has been mandated by the U.S. Constitution (Article 1, Section 2) since 1790 and occurs every 10 years. The U.S. Constitution instructs that every person living in the United States be counted during the Census. The count determines funding amounts that go directly to your community- $13 billion in 2016 to Colorado alone!
The Census is for everyone and counts people of all ages, races and ethnic groups in order to allocate funds and guide decision-making at local, state and federal levels. Participation is safe, easy, and confidential and is provided in multiple languages. You can participate online via computer, tablet, or phone.
The Complete Count Committee helps to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. The members of the committee will serve as local Census Ambassadors to ensure that all residents of Denver are counted.