The 2020 Census is Currently Underway
What is the Census?
Every 10 years, the country comes together to count every person living in the United States. The goal of Census 2020 is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place.
How to Respond
- Online: Complete the Census here. If you are responding online, please note that you cannot save your progress and that you must complete the census in one sitting.
- Phone: 844-330-2020 (English), 844-468-2020 (Spanish), 844-467-2020 (TDD). Customer Service Representatives are available every day from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time. For non-English and non-Spanish language phone lines, click here.
- Mail: Most households received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in March. The U.S. Census Bureau will follow up with postcard reminders. There are several ways you can confirm that the 2020 Census questionnaire you received is legitimate. Learn the ways here.
Questions Asked on the Form
View the list of questions asked here. The 2020 Census is easy. You will answer a simple questionnaire about yourself and everyone who was living with you on April 1, 2020. There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
Why is the Census Important?
The census affects:
- Your voice in government. The census is used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets
- The amount of funding California, San Bernardino County and the City of Fontana receives
- How the City of Fontana plans for the future
How Does the Census Benefit You?
Federal funds, grants and support to communities are based on population totals and other factors. The data is used to determine how states, counties and cities across the country will receive a share of more than $675 billion in funding per year. Funding is used for programs in education, transportation, public safety and much more.
Work for the Census
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for individuals to fill numerous Area Census Office Manager positions, and supervisory and non-supervisory positions. Employees have the opportunity to work from home. Apply here.
Hard-to-Count Areas in Fontana
Hard-to-count areas are just that: hard to count. The neighborhoods have a "low response score" from previous censuses and are the most vulnerable to being omitted from the upcoming census.
Fontana’s hard-to-count area is determined to be North of the I-10 freeway and South of Miller Avenue.
View Fontana’s Hard-to-Count Index Map here. This map features schools, churches, medical facilities, and government offices.
Responses to the Census are Confidential
Your responses to the census are safe, secure and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics - they cannot be used against you in any way.
Hazme Contar - Spanish Census presentation information for educators
Fontana Hard to Count Fact Sheet and Map - Learn about the City’s hard-to-count population
Census 2020 Sample Questionnaire - Familiarize yourself with the Census 2020 questions and questionnaire form.
Census 2020 Toolkit - Help spread the census message with the Census 2020 Toolkit.
California Census 2020 - Learn how California is getting ready for the census.
Hágase Contar - Census information from NALEO.
IE Counts - Learn how the Inland Empire is coming together for the census.
United States Census Bureau - Gather general information about the census from the federal government.