Check your mailbox—the 2020 Census has begun in Colorado!

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: March 13, 2020

Households across Colorado began receiving their invitations to participate in the 2020 Census yesterday. Did you receive yours? Check your mailbox (or your front door, if you live in a rural area where mail isn’t delivered to your home) to find out! If you received your invitation to participate, complete your form today and make sure to count EVERY child living in your household, regardless of their age or whether they are related to you.

You can click here to see examples of what to expect in the mail. Most households will receive a letter inviting them to complete their census questionnaires online or by phone. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with their invitation.

Filling out your household’s 2020 Census form takes 10 minutes or less and will benefit your community for the next 10 years. As a reminder, your personal information is protected by strict federal confidentiality laws, and the information you provide on the census questionnaire cannot be shared with anyone—not a landlord, not another government agency, not even the president.

If you work with young children and families, be sure to encourage them to fill out their forms and count all children in the household, too. Click here for some free Sesame Street materials you can use, and thank you for helping make sure we count ALL kids in 2020.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. She also co-chairs the organization’s internal Equity Team. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Denver with her husband and their two crazy dogs.