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2020 Census

It's almost time to "Make Arvada Count" in the 2020 Census

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Why is the City supporting the 2020 Census?

Every ten years the Census Bureau counts the entire population of the country and at the location where each person usually lives. The census also collects demographic information such as group living situations, sex, age and race of each person. The City of Arvada has a vested interest in achieving an accurate and complete census because the results:

  • Determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Affect the distribution of over $675 billion in federal and state funding each year
  • Are used to draw political districts
  • Inform City master planning, public safety, emergency preparedness and other City projects. Residents use the census to support community initiatives

New in 2020
In 2020, the Census Bureau will implement new technology to make it easier than ever to respond to the census. For the first time, you will be able to respond online and by phone. For those who do not have internet access, a paper form will be made available. And, your information is confidential and safe.


Notifications from Census Bureau

  • Mid-March 2020: Mailing 1: Letter with info to take survey online or by telephone (the majority of people will get this) or Letter + Paper Survey (20–25% of people based on demographic characteristics and Internet connectivity of a geographic area will receive this)
  • Late March 2020: Mailing 2: Reminder letter to non-respondents
  • Late March/early April 2020: Mailing 3: Postcard to non-respondents
  • April 2020: Mailing 4: Letter + questionnaire to non-respondents
  • April 2020: Mailing 5: “It’s not too late” postcard to non-respondents.

Self Response/Census-Assisted Response

  • March–July 2020: Conduct Internet and telephone self-response, including non-ID processing
  • March–July 2020: Conduct Census questionnaire assistance
  • March–August 2020: Conduct paper data capture
  • May–July 2020: Non-response follow-up: Census enumerators visit addresses that did not complete a Census questionnaire to collect information at the door
  • May–July 2020: Conduct non-response follow-up re-interview

Census Results

  • Dec. 31, 2020: The Census director delivers apportionment counts to the President
  • April 2021: Publish Prototype P.L. 94-171 Data and Geographic Products
  • March 2021: The Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting counts to the states

Contact Information

City If Arvada Communications Manager Ben Irwin

  •  Main Telephone Number: 720-898-7507
  • Email
  •  Street Address: 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002


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