why the census matters

The 2020 U.S. Census is a snapshot of cities, counties, states and the nation. The information collected by the census will help Yuba County ensure our voice in government, how much funding our community receives, and data for our communities to plan for today and the future. In 2010 Yuba County was undercounted by 28%. This equates to $21,000,000 per year in lost funding, totaling

$210,000,000 over a 10 year period. 

about the 2020 census

Every 10 years, people across the country and in California fill out the Census to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The Census determines California’s federal funding for important community services that help support our families and fair share of representation in California and Washington D.C.


The next Census is in Spring 2020. Let’s ensure all Californians are counted so we can put those resources to good use here at home!

money and power

The 2020 Census will decide how billions of federal dollars are distributed in California. An undercount could impact funding for our schools, health services, child care, emergency services and many other programs. Additionally, the 2020 Census will decide the number of California’s Congressional members and Electoral College votes and determine supervisorial districts to ensure fair representation.


A complete count means more people in power who truly represent and advocate for our communities.

safe and confidential

The 2020 Census is an opportunity for every Californian to shape our future. Your Census responses are safe and secure. Information collected as part of the 2020 Census cannot be shared with or by other governmental agencies or used against you in any way.

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