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Census 2020

Complete the Census Today!

Starting on March 12, 2020 you can complete your Census 2020 questionnaire.  The online questionnaire is available in 13 languages at

If you would like to complete your Census 2020 questionnaire by phone, you can call 844-330-2020.  The questionnaire can be completed over the phone in 15 languages. 

Still need assistance?  Census Assistance Centers/Kiosks are available at the following locations in Elk Grove through the end of April:

  • Elk Grove City Hall, 8401 Laguna Palms Way:  Open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm
  • CSD Administration Building, 8820 Elk Grove Blvd.:  Open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm
  • Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex, 9014 Bruceville Rd.:  Open Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm
  • Franklin Library, 10055 Franklin High Rd.:  Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.

More information about the Census 2020 is available on the Census Bureau website.

I count, you count, we count, be counted Elk Grove!

CA Census 2020

What does the Census tell us about Elk Grove?

The Census data provides a wealth of information about our community. Here is a sample:

View the Interactive Web Map 

Why is the Census Important?

The census happens only once every decade. It is used for the following purposes:

  1. Deciding how over $675 billion in annual federal funding is distributed to States, Counties and Localities. More information on how federal funding is distributed to California
  2. Determines the number and boundaries for numerous elected offices. The number of seats that California will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and the number of Electoral College votes are determined by Census data. California state Assembly and state Senate legislative district boundaries are determined based on Census data.
  3. The City, the Elk Grove Unified School District and the Cosumnes Service District use Census data to better understands the residents and needs of our community and help plan for new schools, improving transportation, supporting public safety and emergency preparedness and building new parks.
  4. Businesses use Census data to determine where to locate factories, warehouses, restaurants, and retail stores, where they can find new employees or new customers.


  • March 16 – 23, 2020: Mailing #1 sent to every home
  • March 20 – 27, 2020: Mailing #2 sent to non-respondents
  • March 30 – April 6, 2020: Mailing #3 sent to non-respondents
  • March 2020: Enumeration begins for transitory locations (RV parks, campgrounds, tent cities, marinas, hotels) and group quarters (dorms, nursing homes) and the homeless.
  • April 1, 2020: National Census Day!
  • April 12 – 19, 2020: Mailing #4 letter and paper questionnaire sent to those who have not yet responded
  • April 23 – 20, 2020: Mailing #5 sent to non-respondents
  • April – July 31, 2020: In-person, non-response follow-up


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