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Every person counts in 2020 Census

Published December 11, 2019

The 2020 Census is right around the corner!  Are you ready to be counted?

Every 10 years, the United States government conducts a count of the population.  The resulting data guides significant decisions, such as how congressional representation will be apportioned and how billions of dollars in federal funding will be distributed to communities across the country. 

This means that every person counts!  When Shasta County residents step up to be counted, this helps our community get the right amount of funding for our schools, hospitals, fire departments, and other critical programs that impact us and our neighbors.

In 2020, every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone.  Your census response is confidential and cannot be accessed by any government agency, or court in any way. The law protects your information by taking precautions in how information is used. The information collected is reported as statistics; no individual details are ever shared.

By participating in the census and encouraging your friends and neighbors to participate too, you can help ensure an accurate census.  A complete count helps our community for the next ten years!

Shasta County recognizes that an accurate census count cannot be achieved without local community involvement and support. To maximize census efforts, the Community Action Agency on behalf of the State of California Census Office and the United States Census Bureau established the Shasta Complete Count Committee to raise awareness of the importance of Census 2020 and to plan and implement locally-based outreach campaigns in the community.  Additionally, six subcommittees have been created to primarily focus on hard-to-count populations and develop effective outreach strategies to ensure an accurate and complete count of all of Shasta County residents. 

For more information, visit the Shasta County 2020 Census information page.

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