To ensure a complete and accurate count, the Census Bureau counts people at their usual residence, which is the place where they live and sleep most of the time, with a few exceptions. People who do not have a usual residence should be counted where they are on Census Day (April 1, 2020).
The Census Bureau has special procedures to count people who live in more complex situations, including: people experiencing homelessness, students, people in correctional facilities, active duty service members, and people living in shelters.
All Contra Costa County and City of Richmond libraries will have computers and resources to help with completing your census form. In addition, another 45 locations throughout the County are available as Questionnaire Assistance locations.
Census Workers in My Neighborhood
Starting in 2019, you may begin to notice census workers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Census field representatives will also continue to collect information for the American Community Survey (ACS) and other ongoing surveys.