As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the decennial census counts every person living in the United States and its five U.S. territories. The census also collects basic demographic information.
This population count affects our representation in government, provides data that drives policy and determines how much funding communities receive.
Pledge to complete the census to shape the future of our community.
When is the 2020 Census?
Census Day is April 1, but homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census in mid-March.
How do I respond to the census?
Once the census invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone or by mail.
From May through July, Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to help make sure everyone is counted.
Why does the 2020 Census matter to me and my community?
Each year, $13 billion is allocated to Colorado resulting from the information collected from the census. By completing the census, you’re helping the Castle Rock community receive its fair share of federal funding for things such as education, roads, transportation, human services, affordable housing, services for the elderly and veterans, parks and more.
View information on the distribution of funds for the State of Colorado, based on the 2010 Census.
Will my information be safe?
By law, answers are kept confidential and used only to produce statistics.
Should I count those living in my household part-time, or extended family living with me?
Wondering how you should account for special circumstances in your household, such as students, military personnel or those visiting other locations? Visit 2020census.gov and look under How To Respond, Who To Count for details.
View the 2020 Census FAQ for more information.