Be Counted. We all need to participate in the U.S. Census!

Learn why it counts to be counted.

Complete the Census Online Now

Respond by Phone:

  • English: 844-330-2020
  • Spanish: 844-468-2020
  • Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
  • Arabic: 844-416-2020

Additional language support 

The U.S. Census Bureau moved the official deadline to respond to September 30.

This is the final day to ensure that our neighbors are counted. You can complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail.

Be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census!

“Faithful Citizenship: Be Counted”
Hosted by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


Your parish or community group can help spread the word in your neighborhoods about the need to participate in the Census.
View our Facebook Live presentation to learn more about Faithful Citizenship and the Census, and how you can help.

“Faithful Citizenship: Be Counted”
A Facebook Live Presentation
Speakers:
Sr. Maureen O’Connell, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Elizabeth Stephens, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Watch on Facebook

About the 2020 Census


The 2020 U.S. Census launches on April 1, opening a once-every-decade season in which every individual living in America is counted.

It’s safe and smart to take part in the 2020 U.S. Census. In fact, for people of faith, it’s a right and duty to participate. Results from the Census are crucial, directly related to our political representation and how tax dollars are allocated to communities for schools, healthcare, housing and other matters that affect our quality of life.

It’s smart to take part because an incomplete count could cost up to $10,000 in federal money over 10 years for every person who is not counted.

It’s safe to be counted because, after collecting data from each household, the Census Bureau does not reveal the data to anyone, including federal agencies, immigration authorities, law enforcement and courts of law.

Learn more about the Census

Resources and Information

Census 2020 Flyer – ENGLISH [PDF]
Census 2020 Flyer – SPANISH [PDF]

10 Things to Know About the US Census [PDF]
Census Fact Sheet – Spanish [PDF]
Census Fact Sheet – Chinese [PDF]
Census Fact Sheet – Vietnamese [PDF]

USCCB – Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

English:

Spanish:

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Census Protection Hotline: 888-COUNT20 (888-268-6820)

or email: 888COUNT20@lawyerscommittee.org

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in partnership with the Arab American Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and NALEO Educational Fund, have launched hotlines in over ten languages to serve as a crucial resource for individuals who have questions or concerns regarding the upcoming 2020 Census.

  • English: 888-COUNT20 or 888-268-6820
  • Arabic/English: 833-3DDOUNI or 833-333-6864
  • Mandarin/Cantonese/Korean/Vietnamese/Tagalog/Urdu/Hindi/Bengali/Bangla/English 844-2020-API or 844-202-0274
  • Spanish/English: 877-EL-CENSO or 877-352-3676