What is the Census? Every 10 years the federal government conducts a survey of the number of people living in the country. That means that across the country and in Ventura County, people complete the Census in order to determine an accurate count of the number of people living in the United States.
The Census determines the important federal funding that California will receive, and in turn, the funding that will be distributed to Ventura County. This funding supports community services such as school lunch programs, repairs for roads, early childhood education, and the availability of health services for older adults.
The 2020 Census is an opportunity for every resident of Ventura County to shape the future. Your responses to the Census are safe and secure. By law, information collected for the Census cannot be used against you or shared with any government agency.
Communities across Ventura County are working together to support State and Federal efforts to promote the Census. For more information, follow the links below:
(Complete Count Committee)
How to be Counted
Who will get counted?
Residents of all 50 states and in the US territories.
When will the census take place?
Now - September 30, 2020
How to Get Counted
Online (in 13 languages) - By Mail - By Phone (1-844-330-2020)
(QAC) Questionnaire Assistance Center – Location where questions you may have about completing the Census can be answered.
(QAK) Questionnaire Assistance Kiosk – Location where you can complete the Census via computer or tablet.
Find an official Census center.
March 12-20, 2020
Invitations to Participate Mailed
March 16-24, 2020
March 26-April 3, 2020
April 1, 2020
April 8-16, 2020
Hard Copies of the Census Mailed Out
April 20-27, 2020
Final Reminder Postcards Mailed Out
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What you need to know about the 2020 census
The federal government is getting ready to ask some personal questions for the 2020 census. By next April 1, the Census Bureau plans to send a letter or a door knocker to every U.S. household. It's part of a once-a-decade tradition of counting every person living in the U.S.
Census bureau confirms noncitizens to be hired for 2020 after uncertainty
The federal government is widening its recruiting efforts for 2020 census jobs to include certain noncitizens for their non-English language skills, a Census Bureau official announced this week.
A lot riding on 2020 census
Accurately counting our population is one of the most pressing issues facing our community today. Since 1790, the U.S. constitution has mandated that every 10 years a national census be undertaken and used as a determining factor when distributing federal funds to support vital programs in cities, counties and states across America.
County invests in Census Outreach to ensure federal funding and representation
VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County is in the top two percent of counties nationwide which have been identified as critically at-risk for an undercount in the upcoming 2020 Census. An undercount can have an enormous negative effect on residents in the county because the data collected by the census is used to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities. The census also determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. An effective outreach program is essential to a successful count.
Ventura County Library receives national grant from ALA to support Census 2020 work
Ventura County Library was named one of 59 libraries nationwide to receive a $2,000 Library Census Equity Fund grant from the American Library Association (ALA), which awarded the grants to bolster library services to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census.
Power to Speak | Be Counted! The 2020 Census Begins Mid-March in Ventura County
What, started in January, will affect every person in the United States, guide the flow of hundreds of billions of federal dollars and steer government and business planning for 10 years? If you answered the start of a new decade, you wouldn’t be far off the mark.
County off to strong start on census
Ventura County is ready to be counted.
Despite facing setbacks from the coronavirus, residents across the area are stepping up to fill out the U.S. census, a once-a-decade effort that aims to count every person in the country.
County library system to offer computer access by appointment to complete the 2020 Census
VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County Library branches are providing limited Internet access to assist people who need to complete the 2020 Census. In each of the 12 branches of the County library system, a computer with access limited to just the official 2020 Census webpage will be available for the public to use. Computer access is available by appointment only for the purpose of completing the nine-question survey.
Census will rush to complete its count by Sept. 30, a month earlier than planned
WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau is ending efforts to count the country’s population on Sept. 30 — a month sooner than planned — the bureau’s director announced Monday.
Only 63% of the nation’s estimated 121 million households have responded to the 2020 census by mail or phone or online. The last-minute change to the timeline raises concerns about the accuracy of the count, which is used to determine representation in Congress and state legislatures.
Door-To-Door 2020 Census Efforts In Full Swing On Central, South Coasts
Census workers have just started door-to-door efforts in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties to fill in the gaps in data in the region.
Teams are fanning out to gather basic information like how many people are living in a household, and their demographics.