The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
Homes will begin receiving their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12-20. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.
During this time frame, some homes will receive a paper questionnaire (sometimes known as the census form). Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives. Visit my2020census.gov to begin.
How To Respond
The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020.
For the first time, you can choose to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail. Find out more about each of these methods below:
Please note that if you are responding online, you must complete the census in one sitting, as you don’t have the ability to save your progress. See the questions the census asks here.
If you do not receive an invitation to respond from the Census Bureau, you may respond online or visit the Census Contact Us page to call the phone line.
Complete your Census online and a Census taker will not have to come to your door. Please help to protect the health and safety of the community and Census workers by completing your form online, by phone or by mail
Your Civic Duty
Completing the census is mandatory and only occurs every ten years. Participate in our democracy and be counted!
The census counts every person living in the U.S. only once and in their current place.
It’s About Funding
Census data will determine how more than $675 billion are spent supporting your state, county and community’s vital programs for schools, roads, health care, and other programs. Your participation will help to assure a complete and accurate count for the Monterey Park community.
Your Privacy Is Protected
It’s against the law to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household. By law, your responses will be kept confidential and cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce statistical information.
How Can You Verify That Someone Is a Census Worker?
Census takers will visit some homes in April to conduct quality check interviews or deliver paper questionnaires, and then in mid-May to help collect responses.
If someone visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.
If you still have questions about their identity, you can contact your Regional Census Center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.
For more information, please visit the official US Census 2020 site.
U.S. Census Los Angeles Regional Center 213-314-6500.
2020 Census Employment Opportunities
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Click here to learn more about 2020 Census job opportunities.