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April 1 is U.S.
Census Day!

By this date, every home should have received an invitation to participate in the census.

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HOW DO YOU COMPLETE THE CENSUS QUESTIONNAIRE?

Every person in the country is required to fill out the 2020 Census form. Luckily, you have three ways to respond.

Online: For the first time, the Census form will be available to complete online in 13 languages.

By Phone: The Census can be completed by phone in 13 languages including Telecommunication Device for the Deaf.

By Mail: The paper Census form will be available in English and Spanish languages and can be mailed back to the U.S. Census Bureau. Please note, you cannot request a paper form. Those Californians who have not responded during the self-response period and those with low broadband will receive a paper form in the mail.

Whichever you use, just make sure you fill out the form!

Your Information

is SAFE!

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The Census is very important

  • Once every 10 years, the census counts EVERYONE living in the U.S. – regardless of age, race/ethnicity or citizenship status.
  • Being counted helps ensure the best possible future for yourself, your children, and your family.

A Strong Future Depends on You

  • The census helps decide how much money Hawthorne will get for important things like:
    • Schools
    • Public Transportation
    • Affordable Housing
    • Job Programs
  • Each person counted in the census means more money will go to Hawthorne for the next 10 years. Participating in the census means you are claiming Hawthorne’s fair share of federal money.
  • The next generation is depending on you to stand up and say, “I am here and I matter.”

Everyone Means Everyone

  • It is very important that EVERYONE who lives with you is counted, including children, relatives, friends and roommates – regardless of citizenship status.
  • Children are the most under-counted group in the census.
  • It is important that you count everyone living with you on your census form, no matter their age or citizenship status. If they live in your household, they count.
  • By counting your children in the census, you are doing your part to create a better future for your family and your community.

Filling Out the Census is Easy

  • You can complete the census online, by mail, or by phone.
  • You will be asked a few simple questions, like your age and the number of children in your home.
  • It is important that everyone living with you is counted – children, relatives, friends and roommates.

Your Information is Safe and Confidential

  • The census is safe and your information is private.
  • Federal law protects you and your children’s privacy.
  • It is illegal for anyone to share your information and there are laws that prevent anyone from providing your information to anyone.
  • The Census Bureau can only use your response to create information about the general population, like how many people live in your city, and statistics about age, gender, and race. The Census Bureau cannot share information about you or your children as individuals.
  • There will be no citizenship question.

Precautions to keep in mind.

  • The official census form will NEVER ask for your Social Security number or any banking or credit card information.
  • Census workers will ONLY contact you by mail, by telephone, or in-person at your home. Do not give your email address to a census worker or open any emails that claim to be from the Census Bureau.
  • If a census worker comes to your home, ask to see their identification and official U.S. Census Bureau badge.