Census 2020

Census 2020 Make San Miguel Count

Local Partnerships

Many local stakeholders, including San Miguel County, our neighboring counties, and Tri-County Health Network, are working together to increase awareness about the 2020 Census so that we can get a more accurate count than the 2010 Census. Our region was under-counted which has resulted in a loss of federal funding. 

There is approximately $880 billion in federal funding allocated across the United States based on Census counts. In Colorado, this equates to approximately $13 billion annually or an estimated $2,300 per person that can be used across a range of programs, including education and mental health.

HOW DO I COMPLETE THE CENSUS?

  • Beginning April 1, 2020 the census can be filled out:
    • online: use your code received in the mail online
    • paper: by responding to a form sent in the mail
    • phone: answer questions from a U.S. Census Bureau caller
  • The census will be available in 13 different languages and is easy to answer—it will only take about 10 minutes to complete.  
  • You will be asked for your name, address, gender, age, race, ethnicity, relationship, and housing tenure. 

IS THE CENSUS CONFIDENTIAL? 

Yes! The Census is 100% confidential and no information that you share on the census will be shared with anyone

  1. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondent answers with the FBI, the CIA, Welfare, Immigration or even the President of the United States. It’s SAFE and SECURE.
  2. There is NO citizenship question on the 2020 census.  The census is 100% confidential and no information that you share on the census will be shared with anyone.