2020 Census Outreach Project

About the 2020 U.S. Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for canvassing and conducting the actual enumeration process nationally for each decennial census. The California Census Office, also known as the California Complete Count Office, helps to get the word out about the census to Californians statewide.

The U.S. Census Bureau will focus on national outreach and media campaigns to inform all individuals living in the United States of the upcoming Census. The state’s Census Office is targeting the hardest-to-count Californians through grassroots culturally appropriate outreach and multicultural, in-language media efforts. The County's Administrative Office is working with local groups and organizations to target hard-to-count individuals locally. 

California Complete Count Mission

Ensure that Californians get their fair share of federal resources and Congressional representation by encouraging the full participation of all Californians in Census 2020.

Notice to the Public: Due to the California State Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 and as a result of the growing threat of COVID-19, the Paso Robles City library and the County’s Questionnaire Assistance Center are closed until further notice. Residents with questions about the Census may call the U.S. Census Bureau at 1-844-330-2020 or reach out to our Census Questionnaire Assistance Phone Line (contact information detailed below).

A complete and accurate count of San Luis Obispo County, California's population is essential. The data collected by the decennial census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used to distribute billions of federal dollars to state and local governments, including our county. We have committed to assisting California in its statewide effort to ensure an accurate and complete count of SLO County's population in the 2020 Census. 

Project Contacts

County Administrative Office
Tel: (805) 781-5011


Census Questionnaire Assistance Phone Line

This live support phone line is for County residents who have questions about the Census with instructions in both Spanish and English. Call (805)-781-5011 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

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