Census 2020

The 2020 Census is here – and it will shape San Diego County’s future for years to come.

Beginning March 12, your household should have received an invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau to participate in the 2020 Census. The mailing should include a unique and confidential household ID code, inviting you to fill out your questionnaire from any computer, tablet or mobile device.

Given the CDC guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19, Census Bureau officials encourage everyone who can to fill out the Census online on your computer or mobile device by September 30, 2020. Find your unique ID on your mailed invitation and go to: my2020census.gov/

You can also fill out your questionnaire without a Census ID by going to my2020census.gov and selecting “If you do not have a Census ID, click here.”

If you want to complete the Census via phone, call:

  • English (844) 330-2020
  • Spanish (844) 468-2020

*The U.S. Census Bureau has in-language phone lines available to help the public complete their Census forms in 13 languages. For a complete list, please go to the following link and click the census assistance tab: https://californiacensus.org/

More info about the Census is located on the SYHealth website at http://www.syhc.org/census2020/


For every person not counted, the region loses $2,000/ person in Federal Funding per year. In San Diego County that is $23 million/ year for the next 10 years. Critical Programs who risk funding cuts due to undercount are:

    • Medicare/Medi-Cal
    • Medicare Supplemental, Medical Insurance Part B
    • Federal Direct Student Loans
    • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
    • Child Welfare Programs/WIC
    • Section 8 Housing
    • Job Training
    • Transportation Projects
    • Older Adults Programs
    • And many more!


Additionally, San Diego County is deemed a Hard To Count (HTC) County. HTC populations are those for who have barriers to be accurately counted.
Known Hard To County (HTC) Groups:

      • Children under 5 years old
      • Racial and ethnic minorities
      • Limited English proficiency households
      • Immigrants
      • Renters
      • Persons experiencing homelessness
      • Young mobile adults
      • Single-parent headed households


Learn more about how you can support the Census 2020 initiative at countme2020.org

Census 2020 Resources