National Census Day

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts everyone living in the country. The next census is just around the corner, starting in March 2020. Taking the census is simple, safe and important - make sure you count!

When you fill out the Census you’re doing more than taking a 10-minute survey, you’re bringing billions of dollars back to our community, ensuring accurate data, and helping to determine the number of decision makers representing our community.

We are counting on you to be counted! 

Did you know?

  • Census data informs the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding for essential services, like healthcare, school programs, housing, transportation, social services and more. An undercount means fewer resources for everyone. 
  • The Census asks nine basic information like your address, age, race, and relationship to household residents, and will not ask about citizenship status or for information like a social security number. Responses are confidential, and protected by law.

How you can help

  • Promote the Census
    Share the importance of the Census on social media (@CACensus #OurCommunityCounts #2020Census) and with friends, family, and colleagues. 
  • Staff the Census 
    UCSF will host Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers on campus for the community. To get involved please email You can also apply to be a Census worker - with flexible hours and full and part time positions available:
  • Participate in the Census
    For the first time, you’ll be able to take the Census online! In March, the Census Bureau will send mail to every address asking you to respond and begin door-to-door in May for those who haven't responded. 

Stay tuned for UCSF census outreach events. 

Wednesday, April 1 at 12:00am to 11:59pm

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