Do the census

You can do the census online or by phone.

What to do

1. Prepare your information

The census will ask you a few questions

  • How many people are living or staying at the address?

  • Do you own or rent your home?

  • Your phone number

  • Your first and last name 

  • Your sex

  • Your age and date of birth

  • Your ethnicity and race 

These questions are for the "householder." The householder will fill out census information for all relatives living with them.

2. Do the census online

Do your census survey online from March to August 14, 2020. 

The Census Bureau is required by law to protect your personal information. Your information is confidential and secure. 

What is the census?

When everybody does the census, San Francisco gets our fair share of federal resources. Learn more about the 2020 Census

Why completing the census matters

The census brings federal funding to San Francisco. That money goes to schools, hospitals, roads, and other social services that make our city a better place to live.

Get help

Find a Census Help Center in San Francisco
Do the census

Last updated May 29, 2020