2020 Census

WR.Count census.logoThe 2020 Census is now closed

The 2020 Census response period closed on October 15. Almost 80% of Wheat Ridge residents chose to self-respond. Together with self-response, group quarter counts and follow-up from Census workers, Wheat Ridge has been fully counted.

What Is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.    

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. Learn More

Important Dates

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.    

  • October 15: Census Closes
  • December 31: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President who will then deliver them to Congress within 14 days of receipt. 
  • April 1, 2021: The Census Bureau will deliver local counts to each state so that legislative redistricting can begin.

See all of the important Census dates for 2020 and 2021

Privacy & Security

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. In fact, every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life.

Learn More about how the Census Bureau protects your data.

Learn More about avoiding frauds and scams.