You count in the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census, required every 10 years by the U.S. Constitution, is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation and more.

What is the Census?

The Census is a head count of every person living in the US, regardless of citizenship. Census data will impact government funding for the next 10 years.

What’s on the census?

You’ll be asked simple questions like age, sex, and race. You will not be asked about your social security number, income or citizenship.

Is my information safe?

Yes. Census data is protected by law and cannot be shared with any other government agencies. That means no one, from law enforcement to the IRS, can see your information.

What’s in it for me?

Each completed census form by a student brings an average of $400 per year to Colorado for higher education. Census data brings over $13 billion per year for community programs. For details, visit

How do I respond to the Census?

You’re counted where you would live on April 1 if you were attending classes in person. Which means, if under normal circumstances you live:

  • On Campus Housing: Your director of housing operations will count you in your residence hall. Your parents do not need to count you.
  • Off-Campus Housing: You’ll be counted at your off-campus address. Go to or fill out the form you get in the mail and send it back.
  • At Home: You’ll be counted on your parents’ Census form.

Note: Everyone living at the same address will be counted on one questionnaire. For more information, visit