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2020 Census – Make Oregon Count

2020 Census – Make Oregon Count

Stand up and be counted!

Article I, Section II of the U.S. Constitution mandates a head count of every person residing in the United States every 10 years. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens, and noncitizens.

Beginning in mid-March of 2020, households across Oregon will receive a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau asking them to take the census online or by phone. Each household will be asked to provide basic information about the people who reside in that household “most of the time” as of April 1, 2020, the official “Census Day.”

Video Guide to Completing the 2020 Census Online
English Spanish

Why is the Census important?

A complete and accurate count of Oregon’s population is critical to the future and prosperity of our state as it guides the federal funding Oregon receives for vital community programs and services. In 2016 alone, Oregon received over $13.4 billion in federal assistance, based on data collected during the 2010 Census. This included:

  • Nearly $507 million in bridge and highway maintenance and construction
  • $8.5 billion for health programs
  • Over $2 billion for education
  • $900 million for housing
  • $512 million for rural assistance programs

The census also determines Oregon’s political representation through the number of representatives our state has in the US House of Representatives as well as the number of electoral votes. This is essential to amplifying Oregon’s voice in Washington D.C. In the last census, Oregon was just shy of gaining one seat in Congress - we have to get it right this time!

For more information please see the Why We Ask fact sheet. English Spanish

Is it safe?

By federal law, the information you provide is confidential. The U.S. Census Bureau uses the highest level of data security to safeguard the information it receives. In fact, census forms can be used ONLY to produce statistical information about the population, and penalties for violations are severe. For more information, refer to the fact sheet on Census and Confidentiality. English Spanish

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