Why is the Census Important
Census Information is used to determine and update district lines at all levels of government, decides how many congressional seats each state receives and decides where $600-900 billion dollars will be used to fund programs for public safety, education, health care and more! By responding you help provide an accurate count for our Community!
Is the Census Safe?
The census is safe, your responses cannot be shared with any other person, business, law enforcement agency or government agency for any reason.
How do I respond?
One person completes the form, count everyone living in your home include newborns, relatives and friends.
Return the completed questionnaire by mail using the self-addressed stamped envelope or use the unique 12-digit code on your questionnaire to respond online at www.census.gov or by phone (844) 330-2020. If you received your questionnaire in the mail use your address for online or phone response.
Person 1 on the questionnaire should be a Community member. For everyone in the household who identifies as Gila River Pima (Akimel O’otham) or Maricopa (Pee Posh) answer GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY to the race question.
Will a census worker come to my home?
Beginning in August, census workers will go door-to-door to count people who have not responded. Census workers will carry census identification badges and will follow Community health guidelines, Executive Orders, and practice social distancing.