Every ten years, America comes together to participate in the census or count of everyone living in the country. It includes people of all ages, races, citizens and non-citizens, providing the basis for distributing billions of dollars in federal funding. The Canyon Lake POA is helping get the word out about the importance of the 2020 Census for our City, Riverside County and for California. Taking part in the census is your right and civic duty.
Why it matters
The U.S. Census affects every city and resident across the country, including right here in Canyon Lake. An accurate count of the city’s population is vital because the information is used for many things, including:
Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments
Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods
Determine how many seats your state is allocated in the House of Representatives
How to participate
Every household must complete a census survey by April 1, 2020 and this time it’s easier than ever.
Online – For the first time you will be able to fill out the census online. You will receive a postcard in the mail with a personal code and directions
Mail - Paper surveys can also be made available
Phone – Information can also be entered by dialing in
Private & Confidential
By law, The U.S. Census Bureau cannot share the information collected with others. This includes Immigration and Naturalization Services, The Internal Revenue Service, military, police, etc.