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2020 Census

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Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine the allocation of seats held by each state in the House of Representatives. The next federal census will begin on April 1, 2020.

In addition to determining federal representation, the census is used to distribute federal funding to states and local governments. In the Golden State, more than 70 federal programs that benefit our residents use the Census data and population counts as part of their funding formulas, including the Community Development Block Grant Program, as well as funding for roads, school programs and lunches, children’s health insurance, Head Start and foster care.

The census data is also used to redraw federal and state legislative district boundaries.

For these reasons, a complete and accurate census count is essential to the well-being of our state and all Californians.

Informational Materials

City of Garden Grove Census 2020

The California Hard-to-Count (CA-HTC) Index is based on multiple demographic, housing and socioeconomic variables correlated with an area being difficult to enumerate. Census tracts with higher indexes are likely to be places that will pose significant challenges to enumerate in 2020.

Launch Interactive Map of HTC Areas

State Resources

U.S. Census Bureau Resources

Legislative Resources 

Additional Online Resources

2020 Census: What is the Census?