The City of Ojai is preparing for the 2020 Census and everyone will need to be counted by Census Day, which is April 1, 2020. Every 10 years, the United States Census Bureau conducts a population census to provide information for reapportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and providing information to redraw congressional district boundaries. The data collected is also used for demographic purposes, and to make planning decisions about community services, such as: where to provide services for the elderly, build new roads and school, and locate job training centers, and distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.
A failure to count everyone in the Census can result in serious local consequences, as each person who is not counted results in an approximate loss of $20,000 in federal funding to our community during the 10 year period between each census. The primary goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. For more information on how to participate, please visit https://2020census.gov/en.html .
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Please click here for more information.