Census 2020
Official Website Of The City Of San Antonio and Bexar County
Official website of the City of San Antonio and Bexar County

What is the Census?

Every decade the United States Census Bureau conducts a count of all the nations’ residents. The next Census Day is April 1st, 2020. Getting counted is an important way to contribute to your community, today and for the next 10 years. Census data impacts essential public services provided by states and local governments like healthcare, public safety, education and transportation. The Census determines our representation in Congress and is used in redistricting at the state and local level. Your participation in the 2020 Census is safe and important to our community’s future.

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Hospitals & Healthcare

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Public Safety

Public Highway

Roads & Transportation

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Schools & Education


The 2020 Census is just around the corner.

Get counted and shape the future of our community.

Ways to Respond

How to prepare for the Census.

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Phase 1: Get Educated

Census day is April 1st, 2020, but a lot is already being done to prepare for the census at both the national and local levels.

  • In fall 2019, the Census Bureau updated its list of addresses through its Address Canvassing operation. Learn more about address canvassing.
  • You can start learning about how the census will influence decisions about important public services.

Phase 2: Get Counted

Participating in the 2020 Census is your once-in-a-decade chance to help your community get its fair share of representation and funding. Do your part to ensure a complete count by responding right away.

  • In mid-March, 2020, you will get a piece of mail from the Census Bureau inviting you to respond to the census online, by phone or by mail. Some parts of the City and County will receive a paper form in the first mailing, so be sure to check your mail carefully.
  • April 1st, 2020 is Census Day! You can fill out your census in the most comfortable format for you.

Phase 3: Don't Forget

You will receive several reminders to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire.

  • From April 8th to 16th, 2020, those who haven’t already received a paper questionnaire will be mailed one. You can choose to fill out this paper census form, or respond online or by phone.
  • From April 20th to 27th, 2020, final reminders to respond will be sent in the mail. After this reminder, the Census Bureau will send enumerators into the community to help people complete their census questionnaires.

Congressional Seats

The 2020 census will be used to determine how many House seats Texas has in Congress for the next decade. Our level of political representation relies on getting a complete count of our residents in the City and County.

Learn more

Be ready to take the Census.

It's safe, fast and important. Come April 2020, you'll have three convenient ways of taking the Census. Have questions about it? Just ask us.


The 2020 Census will be the first to allow you to respond online, in 13 different languages.


As in previous years, you can fill out and submit a paper census form by mall.


If you would prefer to speak with a census enumerator, you can call in your census response.

Want to learn more?

Complete Count Committee

Get to know the committee, view past meetings, agendas and more.

Census Toolkit

Access Census resources you can distribute in your community.

News & Events

Stay up to date on news and events regarding the 2020 Census.



  • 2020 Census Jobs Help Line

  • Mary Mills, City of San Antonio
    Census Senior Management Analyst

  • Dwayne Robinson, Bexar County
    Census 2020 Liaison

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