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Census 2020


Every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution requires the United States Census Bureau to count every person living the United States.


Your answers to the 2020 Census will impact funding decisions for the next 10 years for important local services in our community, including:

  • Health clinics
  • Schools
  • After-school programs
  • Public transportation and roads
  • School lunch programs
  • Playgrounds
  • Community centers for seniors

Census 101: What You Need to Know

Información Básica Sobre el Censo En Español

Is my information confidential?

pic_hispanic_mother_w_childPersonal information provided on the census is kept confidential by law. An individual’s responses can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be shared with law enforcement agencies or used against people by any government agency or court in any way.

You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, sex, and the number of people who live in your home, including children. The census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, money or donations, or anything related to political parties.

The 2020 Census and Confidentiality

El Censo del 2020 y la Confidencialidad

How to Complete the Census

You can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. The census is available in many languages, including Spanish.

Online Response Guide

Phone Response Guide

Paper-Mail Response Guide


  • March: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.  
  • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
  • May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

Commerce City Census Outreach Events

Saturday, May 9
Location: Bison Ridge Recreation Center, 13905 E. 112th Ave., Commerce City 80022
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Commerce City Census Event
1:30-3:00 p.m. Legislative Town Hall Event (Sen. Moreno and Reps. Benavidez and Michaelson Jenet)


Adams County Census information