Every ten years, the U.S. Constitution requires our nation to count every resident living in our country. The data from the Census helps determine funding for communities and our voice in Congress. Each year, the federal government distributes more than $675 billion to states and communities based on Census data. The next Census count is April 1, 2020.
The City of Norwalk has prioritized outreach efforts for the 2020 Census. Since August 2018, the City has been attending Census Committee meetings held by the County of Los Angeles and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Seeing the importance of the Census, on April 12, 2019, we unveiled our campaign, Everyone Counts, Todos Cuentan, featuring bus and vehicle wraps to urge public participation. With our campaign, the City of Norwalk became the first in LA County to use public transit, public safety and city vehicles to raise awareness for next year's Census count.
The Census Parade will be visiting Norwalk neighborhoods on Wednesday, June 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. to share the message that Everyone Counts, Todos Cuentan! When you hear the music or Census related messages, please join us on your front porch or yard, and show us that you support a complete and accurate count in our neighborhoods. Participating residents may be eligible to receive prizes!
To view the parade route, click here.
The 2020 Census will be available online, by phone or mail. Below are resources to help you learn more about the Census.