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The new deadline for completing your Census 2020 survey is September 30, 2020.

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Count Me In for Census 2020 because.....

A kindergartner counted in the 2020 Census this spring will be starting high school when the next census comes around in 2030: that's 10 years of school supplies, teachers, school lunches, and so much more.  This is YOUR opportunity to help ensure they have a bright future.
Right now, students across the country are getting an introduction and learning that the 2020 Census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories.  Responding to the census helps our community get its fair share of funding.  Census data guide how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year for schools, health care facilities, roads, transportation, recreation centers, social services, and more. Being counted brings those resources back to your community.

Students are also learning these key things about the 2020 Census-and we want you to know them:

  • Everyone living in your home needs to be counted. That includes children and newborn babies, citizens and non-citizens, relatives and non-relatives, and even those staying with you temporarily.

  • It's easier than ever to respond to the census. You can respond in 13 different languages, and you can complete it online, by phone, or by mail.

  • Your responses to the census are safe and secure.  The law requires the U.S. Census Bureau to keep your information confidential, and your responses cannot be used against you in any way. All data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau is confidential and may not be turned over to any other government agency including immigration enforcement or even the President.

  • The Census form includes ten questions about each person's age, gender, race, and relationship to householder. It should take about 10 minutes to fill out, more if there are more people living in the home.

Start shaping your future and the future of all children by counting everyone in your home. 

The Census Will Never Ask Certain Questions

During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number.

  • Money or donations.

  • Anything on behalf of a political party.

  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.

If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.

Because of COVID-19, all events listed below are canceled.

If you do not have access to a computer or would like more information, you are invited to attend a Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) or school district Census Awareness event.
Scheduled SCOE Census Nights and Computer Kiosk Dates:
March 24 Location: Ceres Community Center,  2701 4th Street, Ceres, CA
Time: 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

March 26 Location: King Kennedy Memorial Center,  601 Martin Luther King Drive, Modesto, CA
Time: 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

April 1 Location: Parent Resource Center, 811 5th Street, Modesto, CA
Time: 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

April 1 - April 30 Census Computer Kiosk 
Location: Tom Changnon Education Center, 1325 H Street, Modesto
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

April 17 Location: Opening game at the Modesto Nuts
John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive, Modesto, CA
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Program Goals 

The goal of the 2020 Census is a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the U.S. and five of its U.S. territories. That’s where you come into play: As a town, city, state, or tribal leader, the Census Bureau needs your help to motivate all individuals in your community to respond on their own to the 2020 Census as early as possible, beginning in mid-March. We encourage you to engage people around the 2020 Census and to explain why it’s important for you and everyone in your community to respond. More people responding to the census means more opportunities to shape the future of your town, city, or state – and the country.

SCOE Provides 

The Census Office is calling on county offices of education to help ensure an accurate census count. SCOE's role is to leverage programs, school districts, and communication channels to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.

Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Key Contacts

Judy Boring

Judy Boring

Public Information Officer