The 2020 census is a head count of everyone living in the United States. It is mandated in the U.S. Constitution and has occurred every 10 years since 1790. The census counts people of all ages, races and ethnic groups.
Participation is safe, easy, confidential and can be done in multiple languages. You can participate by filling out a paper questionnaire or by using a computer, tablet or phone.
The results of each census have an impact locally and throughout the nation. For example, population counts help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow to states and local communities every year.
Census results determine how many people a state will elect to the U.S. House of Representatives. State governments also use census data to redraw legislative districts and plan future projects.
Denver Water regularly uses census information in the planning we do to meet the current and future water needs of our community.