ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS
Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau rolls out a survey to collect general data about residents in the country. A California state study has determined that the City of Oxnard is at risk of being undercounted. According to the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF), each uncounted person represents an estimated loss of $2,000 annually for 10 years.
By ensuring a complete Census count, we will protect federal funding and Congressional representation in Ventura County. The City of Oxnard is working with the VCCF, city and county governments, nonprofit organizations and philanthropic foundations to assist with community outreach efforts. The 2020 Census count will begin on April 1, 2020.
TIMELINE | HOW DO YOU GET COUNTED?
- Starting mid-March 2020, each household will receive a postcard in the mail informing them of the options for filling out the Census questionnaire. That includes online, by phone, or with a paper form.
- Households that do not fill out the questionnaire during the self-response period will be contacted by the U.S. Census Bureau during Non-Response Follow-Up.
- March 12-20: Households will receive an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. Some households will also receive paper questionnaires.
- March 16-24: A reminder letter will be sent.
- If you still have not responded:
- March 26-April 3: A reminder postcard will be sent to households that have not responded.
- April 8-16: A reminder letter and paper questionnaire will be sent.
- April 20-27: A final reminder postcard before the U.S. Census Bureau follows up in person.
- U.S. Census Bureau enumerators may contact households that submit partially filled-out questionnaires in an effort to obtain complete answers.
- Join Ventura County’s 2020 Complete Count Committee
- 2020 Census at a Glance
- 2020 Census Confidentiality Fact Sheet
- “Why We Ask” Fact Sheet