Census 2020

Census Day is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

What is the Census?

Every 10 years, the country comes together to count every person living in the United States. The goal of Census 2020 is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. 

Why is the Census Important?

The census affects:

  • Your voice in government. The census is used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets
  • The amount of funding California, San Bernardino County and the City of Fontana receives
  • How the City of Fontana plans for the future

How Does the Census Benefit You?

Federal funds, grants and support to communities are based on population totals and other factors. The data is used to determine how states, counties and cities across the country will receive a share of more than $675 billion in funding per year. Funding is used for programs in education, transportation, public safety and much more. 

Hard-to-Count Areas in Fontana

Hard-to-count areas are just that: hard to count. The neighborhoods have a "low response score" from previous censuses and are the most vulnerable to being omitted from the upcoming census. 

Fontana's hard-to-count area is determined to be North of the I-10 freeway and South of Miller Avenue. 

View Fontana's Hard-to-Count Index Map here. This map features schools, churches, medical facilities and government offices. 

View California's Hard-to-Count Index Interactive Map here.

Hard to Count Index Map

Responses to the Census are Confidential

Your responses to the census are safe, secure and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics - they cannot be used against you in any way. 

Census Resources

Census 2020 Toolkit - Help spread the census message with the Census 2020 Toolkit. 

California Census 2020 - Learn how California is getting ready for the census. 

Hágase Contar - Census information from NALEO. 

IE Counts - Learn how the Inland Empire is coming together for the census.  

United States Census Bureau - Gather general information about the census from the federal government.