Countdown to Census Day 2020!
Santa Barbara County’s
Hard-to-Count Interactive Map
California is committed to securing an accurate and complete 2020 census count of all residents. To ensure a fair and accurate census, the Hard-to-Count Communities map helps community leaders prioritize where to direct resources for areas that are at risk of being undercounted. The California Hard-to-Count Index is based on multiple demographic, housing and socioeconomic variables correlated with an area being difficult to enumerate. For example, residents considered hard-to-count include foreign-born, renters, individuals living in homes without internet access, people living close to or below the poverty line, and young children.
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 Dates
Every person living in Santa Barbara County will have the option of responding to 2020 Census online, by mail, or by phone. For a complete list of events where you can find local, 2020 Census information in-person, visit the 2020 Census events calendar.