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Key dates

Complete the Census

Invitations to complete the census online will be mailed to households.

You will receive a postcard like the one below with instructions. 

Census postcard

If you don’t have access to the Internet, you can complete the census by mail or phone. 

Call 1-800-923-8282 for assistance.

April 1, 2020

April 1 is U.S. Census Day!

By this date, every home should have received an invitation to participate in the census.

Self-Response Operation

  • Mailing 1: March 12-20
  • Mailing 2: Reminder letter, March 16-24
  • Mailing 3: Reminder postcard, March 26 - April 3
  • Mailing 4: Reminder letter plus paper questionnaire, April 8-30
  • Mailing 5: “It’s not too late” postcard, April 27-May 9

Non Response
Follow Up

August 11 - September 30

October 30, 2020

Due to Covid-19,
the self-response phase has been extended. 

Last day for households to
self-respond online,
by phone or by mail is September 30, 2020

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Census 2020

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Why should you participate in the census?

A complete count of every person living in Lawndale has tremendous benefits for you and for your students, staff, and community members.

Each person counted in the census means more money will go to our community for the next 10 years for things like schools, roads, hospitals and children’s healthcare.

By participating in the census we are claiming our community’s fair share of federal money. Census data is used to determine the allocation of funds that provide financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families.

Your participation will ensure that your students, educators, and community members receive the resources they need. Our community has a lot to gain.

Everyone in Lawndale counts.

  • It is important that you count everyone living with you on your census form, no matter their age or citizenship status (children, relatives, friends and roommates). If they live in your household, they count. This information will not be shared with your landlord or with anyone. 
  • Babies and children are the most under-counted group in the census. Everyone counts.

By counting everyone that lives with you in the census, you are doing your part to create a better future for your family and your community.

Census is safe

Your information is SAFE and CONFIDENTIAL.

  • The census is safe and your information is private
  • Federal law protects you and your children’s privacy.
  • It is illegal for anyone to share your information and there are laws that prevent anyone from providing your information to anyone.
  • The Census Bureau can only use your response to create information about the general population, like how many people live in your city, and statistics about age, gender, and race. The Census Bureau cannot share information about you or your children as individuals.
  • There will be no citizenship question.

Precautions to keep in mind.

  • The official census form will NEVER ask for your Social Security number or any banking or credit card information.
  • Census workers will ONLY contact you by mail, by telephone, or in-person at your home. Do not give your email address to a census worker or open any emails that claim to be from the Census Bureau.
  • If a census worker comes to your home, ask to see their identification and official U.S. Census Bureau badge.
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