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Census Completion

Every ten years, the census is conducted by the U.S Census Bureau.  Since 1790, the Census Bureau has used the data collected to allocate resources based on population growth and changing demographics. The census helps determine how billions of dollars in funding is allocated to communities and will also establish how many seats in Congress the State of Florida will receive. Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone's help. There are many ways for individuals, businesses, community organizations, and others to play a part. You are encouraged to contact the Census Bureau and the Collier County Complete Count Coordinator to learn how to get involved. You can also learn the different ways to respond to the Census here.

Collier County Government is dedicated to joining forces with other organizations to ensure that everyone in Collier County is counted. By April 1, 2020, every home in Collier County will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You can participate by responding by phone, mail, and for the first time online.  

The 2020 Census and Confidentiality

Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way. By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential. Learn more here. 






2020 Census Key Dates


2020 Census Operational Timeline

Census 2020 Timeline


Collier County Complete Count Coordinator

On December 10, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners appointed a Complete Count Coordinator.  The Complete Count Coordinator will increase awareness and participation in the 2020 Census by coordinating County staff, resources, facilities, and programs to promote awareness to Collier County residents, interest groups, and municipalities to ensure an accurate count. 

Contact Us

 Maria Pizarro

Maria Pizarro
Community Relations Specialist
Phone: 239-252-8113


2020 Census FAQs

1. What is the Census?
2. What is the purpose of counting everyone?
3. Is my information safe?
4. When and how are people counted?
5. What if I am in college, or a snowbird, or live in more than one place?
6. What if I live in a household with roommates?
7. When should I respond to the Census?
8. What happens if I forget to respond to the Census?
9. How can I work for the 2020 Census?