Respond Now – It’s Never Been Easier!

The 2020 Census is now underway! Census results affect our voice in government, how much funding our community receives, and how our community plans for the future.

Respond in one of three easy ways:

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

Shape Your Future: 2020 Census

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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


College students should be counted where they usually live during the school year, even if they are temporarily staying elsewhere due to COVID-19. For more information about counting college students in the #2020Census, visit

Want to complete the Census by phone but can’t stay on hold? Use callback! Leave a message and you’ll receive a timely call back to complete your census. Call 844-330-2020 or visit
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Important 2020 Census Dates