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 census website

Click the graphic to start the census questionnaire - it's only nine questions


Respond now to the 2020 Census.

This affects every single person in Santa Maria!

Filling out the census is easy. It is nine questions. It can be done online, over the phone, or by a requested paper form.

The census counts everyone where they live and sleep most of the time, even if the living arrangement is temporary. 

The census form should only take about 10 minutes to fill out.

Every person counts including babies, children, and college students where they reside on April 1, 2020.


Questions and answers from local neighborhoods, during speaking engagements by Mark van de Kamp:

How will the homeless be counted?

ANSWER: see this link for information:


Mobile home residents asked for clarification to Census Questionnaire question #3, because they may own their mobile home but NOT the land on which it is parked/built. (The census question is: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home…. Owned by you or someone in this household with a mortgage or loan? Include home equity loans. Is it owned by you or someone in this household free and clear (without a mortgage or loan)? Rented? Occupied without payment or rent?)


ANSWER: The questions calls out "mobile home", not "land lot", so if they own the mobile home, they check they appropriate box.