NEW MEXICO! ARE YOU READY TO BE COUNTED IN THE 2020 CENSUS?
Sandoval County 2020 Census Drawing Entry Form. Enter here
The 2020 Census is here! When you receive your unique ID in the mail, you can complete the Census online or by returning your paper census through the mail.
EVERY PERSON in New Mexico needs to get counted in order to protect federal funding for healthcare, schools, roads, education, and more! Show New Mexico some love and get counted.
WHAT IS THE 2020 CENSUS?
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts every person in the United States. It also
determines congressional representation and district lines.
For every person in Sandoval County not counted, we lose more than $37,000 per person over
the next decade. If just 2% of people aren’t counted in our community,
it would result in a loss of more than $84 million for Sandoval County.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The census determines how more than $800 billion in federal funds are distributed to
communities across the U.S., including over $7 billion per year right here in New Mexico.
The census helps determine the distribution of funds for things like Medicaid, Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), education grants, transportation projects, and nutrition
programs for school children.
HOW DO I COMPLETE THE CENSUS?
There are three ways to complete the 2020 Census:
1. ONLINE: For the first time ever, you can complete the census online. Visit
2020census.gov. Multiple languages are available online.
2.PHONE: You can complete the census over the phone. For English speakers, dial (844)
330-2020, para Español (844) 468-2020. You can find the phone numbers for different
languages at 2020census.gov.
3.MAIL: The Census Bureau will mail your census form to your house. Complete and send
back your form in the prepaid envelope.
The Census Bureau will mail an official invitation with your household’s unique ID. As soon
as you receive this invitation, use your household’s unique ID to complete your 2020
The census is 10 simple questions that are easy for everyone to answer. All responses are
confidential and protected by law. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete it.
Count every person living in your household on April 1st; including babies, children,
grandparents, other relatives, roommates, and any other person living within your home
who may not be related to you.
WHY DOES THE 2020 CENSUS MATTER TO NEW MEXICO?
When it comes to the census, a little goes a long way — just a 1% undercount in New
Mexico means a loss of $780 million dollars over the next ten years.
New Mexico receives $3,745 per person per year in federal funding. This goes to essential
programs. For example, our state benefits from federal dollars for SNAP more than any
IS MY INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL?
All information collected during the census is protected by federal law. There are strong
protections and safeguards against disclosure and misuse of census data.
The census is designed for you to participate in the privacy of your own home. But by
completing the 2020 Census form today via online, mail, or over the phone, there won’t be a
reason for anyone to knock on your door to follow-up.
WHAT ABOUT CITIZENSHIP?
There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Organizations fought and won in the US
Supreme Court to ensure this. These organizations will continue to challenge any other illegal
attempts to obtain or misuse confidential information.
Joint Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19. Click here to read the statement
U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates for Sandoval County. Click here