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Census 2020

Nonprofits play a critical role in helping ensure a complete count in Arizona. Many households would not participate in the Census if they did not get encouragement from a trusted source. Community-based organizations are highly trusted sources of information. Therefore your encouragement and assistance to people who need it will truly make a difference.

Arizona has seen major growth over the last ten years, and we’re on track for more. The 2020 Census is our opportunity to ensure that every Arizonan in every corner of our state is included and that we maximize our opportunities for future growth.    

--Governor Doug Ducey

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US Census Meaning for Arizona  

What does the Arizona 2020 Census mean for the state? 

The census matters to Arizona and will impact our daily lives - the roads we drive on, access to health care, school lunch programs, even our political representation. The census is our once in a decade opportunity to shape the next ten years in Arizona.  Watch Video.

What is Arizona's share of the federal funding used for? 

The $675 billion in annual funds allocated to states based on population is used for schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs. A complete count ensures all are counted. 

Arizona Resources

Arizona Census 2020 Website

Arizona Census Toolkit for Community Leaders

  • Download flyers, posters, social media, talking points, videos and postcards.
  • English and Spanish versions available.
  • Available for rural, senior, veteran, youth. 

Nonprofit Census Engagement Webinar with Jannah Scott (5/4/20 - 20 min)


Ways You Can Help Get A Complete Count of Our Community 

1) Be social: Include messages about the Census in your sermon. Host Twitter chats or Facebook Live events on the 2020 Census. Re-tweet and re-post Census Bureau social media contact. 2) Tell people the 2020 Census is SAFE, SECURE, and CONFIDENTIAL (confidential by federal law). Census information can only be used to produce statistics and cannot be used against respondents by any government agency or court in any way. 3) Convene and educate community leaders and other stakeholders, including the media, about the Census. 4) Become a Census Partner and help your clients get counted including those that don't have a permanent residence! It's not too late.


Arizona Census Contact: 

Jannah Scott - Sr. Partnership Specialist (602) 315-0650 


How Is My Community Responding?

Census Self-Response Rates:

Census "Hard to Count" Map:


US Census Resources

US Census 2020 Website:

How To Respond - Online, by phone, or by mail.

Who To Count - Count yourself at the place where you are living and sleeping most of the time as of April 1, 2020. And count everyone living with you. 

Importance of Data - Redstricting, Federal Funding, Business Decisions - 3 short explanatory videos to view. 

Impact in Your Community - School lunches. Road work. First responders. Families in need. 

Census Importance for LGBTQ+ people: 

  Census LGBTQ+ Fact Sheet

  2020 Census: LGBTQ+ Information

  Queer The Census: PSA

The following dates have been adjusted due to COVID-19. 

For the most current updates nationally click here or email Jannah Scott in Arizona for dates OR to partner regarding group quarters, transitory locations and homeless counts.


April 1: Census Day - mailers began to go out in March 2020

June 1:  Expected re-start; ramp up Area Census Offices

June 13:  Re-start Update Leave (end July 9)

July 1:  Start in-person Group Quarters (end Sept 3)

Aug 11:  Start Non-Response Follow-Up (end Oct 31 Sept 30)

Sept 3:  Start Enumeration of Transitory Locations (end Sept 28)

Sept 22:  Service-based Enumeration, Homeless Count (end Sept 24)

Oct 31 Sept 30: End Self-Response and Data Collection  (see reason for date change here)

Apr 30, 2021 Deliver counts to President

July 31, 2021 Deliver redistricting data to states





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