It's Not Too Late: There's Still Time to Be Counted!

Census results affect our voice in government, how much funding our community receives, and how our community plans for the future.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 2020 Census deadline has been extended through September 30. But don’t wait to respond.

Can’t find the Census materials dropped off or mailed to your home? Don’t have your 12-digit Census ID? Don’t want a Census Worker to visit your home? No problem! 

It’s quick and easy to reply. 

REPLY BY MAIL: If you have a paper census and have not yet mailed it, you still can. Simply return it in the reply envelope that was provided. Learn more.

Shape Your Future: 2020 Census

Web pages and guides are available in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language. 

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What Are the Current Response Rates

in Santa Barbara County?

The 2020 Census Response Rate Map shows response rates of Santa Barbara County and communities across the country. You can explore by state, Congressional district, county, city, and even your individual Census Tract. It is updated daily at 3 p.m.

Santa Barbara County is committed to ensuring the 2020 Census counts every resident, regardless of age, gender, income, home ownership, permanent address, immigration status or any other factor. Census results affect your voice in government and how much funding our community receives. In the Census, everyone counts equally. 

2020 Census Self-Response by County

This map features self-response rates from households that responded to the 2020 Census online, by mail, or by phone.

Santa Barbara


A digital billboard truck drove around Santa Barbara yesterday displaying messages about the #2020Census. The deadline to respond is September 30 at Thanks to our partner the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara for organizing. #icount

Today and every day we recognize our migrant workers and their contribution to California and the country. Complete the #2020Census today at mage inspired by IG:@trabajos_del_campo #laborday2020 #NativePeopleCountCA #UnitedWeCount

Census results will inform funding for schools and educational programs across the country. Learn more about how the #2020Census can shape education in your community at

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Important 2020 Census Dates


Self-response continues, and census takers visit households that have not yet responded.
Find out how to verify a census taker, and about the safety measures to protect against COVID-19.


The last day to complete the Census
is now September 30. Learn more.