Census 2020

Colorado 2020 Census Everyone Counts

When is Census 2020?

Census Day is April 1, 2020, but the online tool will start accepting responses in mid-March.

Why is the Census important to me?

The Census is extremely important because it gathers information on the population of the United States. The final data are used to determine the allocation of federal dollars to states, cities, and counties. The information also helps citizens and policymakers understand demographic, economic, and geographic trends needed to inform critical business decisions.

Why does the 2020 Census matter for my school?

A complete count matters a lot to students and schools.
The 2020 count will drive decisions regarding the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding to states and communities each year. That includes support for school programs and services such as:
  • Special education
  • Free and reduced-price lunch
  • Reducing class size
  • Classroom technology
  • Teacher training
  • After-school programs
  • Head Start
The funding also supports services that influence students’ readiness for learning, such as maternal and child health programs and housing, heating, and food assistance. 

Why is the Census important to Douglas County School District?
Since the last Census findings, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) has received nearly $103 million in vital funds for school nutrition programs and supports for students with special needs, who come from poverty, who are learning English, for disadvantaged students to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards and have a well-rounded education. 

View the distribution of funds for the state of Colorado based on the 2010 Census >>

Is my information safe?

By law, information you provide on the Census is confidential.

How do I respond to the Census?

Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, by phone, or in person by responding to a census enumerator.
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