YOU COUNT, BE COUNTED IN CENSUS 2020
Congratulations to Quinn Nguyen, a 4th grade student in Alameda, for taking first place in our student video contest!
Click here to check out the top entries, and look out for them on social media.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a video!
TAKE THE CENSUS NOW!
The Census is available to complete online now at https://my2020census.gov/.
The Census can also be completed by phone:
- 844-330-2020 English
- 844-468-2020 Spanish
- 844-391-2020 Chinese (Mandarin)
- 844-398-2020 Chinese (Cantonese)
- 844-461-2020 Vietnamese
- 844-392-2020 Korean
- 844-417-2020 Russian
- 844-416-2020 Arabic
- 844-478-2020 Tagalog
- 844-479-2020 Polish
- 844-494-2020 French
- 844-477-2020 Haitian Creole
- 844-474-2020 Portuguese
- 844-460-2020 Japanese
- 844-418-2020 English (Puerto Rico residents)
- 844-426-2020 Spanish (Puerto Rico residents)
- 8440467-2020 Telephone Display Device (TDD)
Click here for printed guides in over 50 languages to assist individuals completing the form.
Click here for video guides in many languages to assist individuals completing the form.
A paper form is available in English and Spanish to a limited number of addresses designated by the U.S. Census Bureau.
We All Deserve to Be Counted
ACOE serves 18 Alameda County public school districts, with more than 225,000 students and 10,000 teachers. Of Alameda County's students, approximately 20% are English learners, more than 1,000 are foster youth, and more than 24,000 are considered students with disabilities. These populations are among the hardest to count in a census.
The Census Office is calling on county offices of education to help ensure an accurate census count. ACOE's role is to leverage each program, school district, and communication channel to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.
Counting Each Resident
Alameda County is home to many historically undercounted populations, which has led to underrepresentation of the count and true diversity of our community. A Hard-to-Count (HTC) index is used to indicate which Census tracts need the most attention to ensure a correct enumeration of its residents. The HTC index is determined by many factors, including the number of residents who are:
- Children ages 0-5
- Asian-Americans & Pacific Islanders
- Homeless individuals and families
- People with disabilities
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning individuals
- Households with limited English proficiency
- Immigrants and refugees
- Middle-Eastern North Africans
We are proud that each of these populations calls Alameda County home, and ACOE will promote participation in Census 2020 with a focus on the populations that most need representation and are least likely to be counted.
ACOE's 2020 Census Strategy
In April 2019, ACOE confirmed its commitment to participating in the California Complete Count Census 2020 outreach effort. This commitment includes engaging youth in a Student Census Challenge, partnering with the Alameda County Complete Count Committee to promote Census centers, and providing Census information to students, families and the public via school districts.