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Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count all residents in the United States, regardless of citizenship stats, age, or criminal history, through a national census. The next national census is in April 2020. The information is used to make sure everyone is equally represented in our political system and that government resources are allocated fairly. It is also used to make important decisions about community programs and services that help support families in Santa Monica like public safety, education, transportation, housing, and road maintenance. In California, the census will dictate how $115 billion dollars is allocated amongst its cities.
Why It’s Important?
It helps make sure everyone has equitable representation, funding, and resources. Learn more.
What You Need to Know?
The next census will be in April 2020 and we need to count all our residents. Luckily, you have three ways to respond: By mail, phone or, for the first time, online. Learn more.
How Can I Help?
There are many ways you can help make sure everyone in our county gets counted. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country. You can also be a part of Santa Monica’s Census Complete Count Committee. Contact us to help Santa Monica reach 100% participation!