Make Wheat Ridge Count - Census 2020

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The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.

Do your part to ensure a complete count in Wheat Ridge by taking the Census by May 31, 2020, and help make sure Wheat Ridge is 80% counted by that date. Making sure 80% of households take the Census by May 31st means that Census workers (enumerators) can focus on counting only those in Wheat Ridge who had significant challenges in completing the Census themselves.



The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.

Do your part to ensure a complete count in Wheat Ridge by taking the Census by May 31, 2020, and help make sure Wheat Ridge is 80% counted by that date. Making sure 80% of households take the Census by May 31st means that Census workers (enumerators) can focus on counting only those in Wheat Ridge who had significant challenges in completing the Census themselves.



Ask us a question about the 2020 Census and we'll post the answer here.

Ask us a question about the 2020 Census and we'll post the answer here.

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    When will they release the data obtained during the 2020 Census?

    Ashley Holland Asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your question. From what we understand, the Census Bureau will release the data in Spring of 2021 at the same time the redistricting data is sent to each individual state.

    Thanks again!

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    Some cities have dedicated point people for the census. Will Wheat Ridge have dedicated census employees?

    Sunny Garcia Asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for this question!

    Mayor Starker formed a Complete Count Committee for the City of Wheat Ridge comprised of staff, elected officials and community members with the goal of ensuring a complete count. The committee works closely with Jefferson County's Census Bureau Partnership Specialist (who happens to be a Wheat Ridge resident). While Wheat Ridge has not hired a specific employee dedicated to the Census, the initiative has great staff coverage in most areas of the organization including Communications, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Police.

    We are especially thankful for community and business partners who have joined the committee and are working hard to ensure a complete count including SCL Health Lutheran Hospital, Seniors' Resource Center and most Wheat Ridge service organizations.

    Thank you.

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    What is happening to make sure populations that are typically undercounted are represented in the Census?

    MaxnKate Asked 6 months ago

    Great question! Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County and communities around the country have formed "Complete Count Committees" to develop strategies for counting hard-to-count populations in the Census. For example, we know that older adults are typically under counted, so we are partnering with the Denver Regional Council of Governments, which specializes in matters regarding older adults, to make sure we are reaching out to groups that can help. 

    Similarly, the Jefferson County Complete Count Committee includes Jeffco Schools to make sure that parents are aware of the significance of the Census because young children are traditionally hard to count. We are taking similar approaches for a number of hard to count populations.

    Also, the Census Bureau takes a special approach to counting homeless populations and residents living in group quarters.

    I hope this answers your question. Thank you!