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During the 2020 census, the United States will count every person in the country to determine the amount of federal funds distributed to communities and the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. College students should be counted in Arizona at the address where they live and sleep most of the year.
What would you do with $3,000?
Every Sun Devil that fills out the census form earns approximately
for the state of Arizona.
An undercount of just 1% could result in a loss of
to the state per year for the next 10 years.
These funds go toward services like federal student loan programs, healthcare, affordable housing, job creation and public transportation.
Whether you're living on or off campus, your voice counts in the 2020 Census. Here's what college students need to know to be counted in the right place.
Learn why, how and when Sun Devils should participate in the 2020 census.
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States on April 1—no matter where they are from, why they are here in the United States, and whether or not they are documented. This includes temporary workers, international students and workers on assignment from overseas.
Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone living in the country, including college students like you. Your response to the 2020 Census will help make sure communities across the nation are accurately funded and represented for the next decade. This includes congressional representation and funding for state colleges and universities, student loan programs, affordable housing and many other initiatives. By completing the Census form, you will contribute approximately $3,000 per year over the next ten years for these critical community resources.
Beginning in mid-March, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 census. The official Census Day is April 1, 2020. The census can be completed online, by phone or by mail. For students living on and off-campus, see below for specific details about participation. Find more information at 2020census.gov.
If you live or lived in on-campus student housing like a residence hall or Greek housing that are owned, leased, or managed by ASU in 2020, U.S. Census Bureau employees will work with representatives from your building to ensure that you are counted. You do not need to do anything further, we will respond on your behalf with information that does not personally identify you. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Even though you live or lived in an ASU-leased apartment in 2020, we cannot provide your information to the Census on your behalf. You should be counted in Arizona at the address where you live and sleep most of the year. You can complete the census here. Note, roommates should participate together whenever possible.
If you live off-campus (whether you live at home or away from home, but not at an ASU residence hall or leased facility) you will need to respond to the 2020 Census. You should be counted in Arizona at the address where you live and sleep most of the year. You can complete the census here.
If you’re an online student who lives in Arizona, you’ll need to respond to the 2020 Census. You should count yourself at the address where you live and sleep most of the year.
If you’re an international student living and attending college in the United States, you should be counted in the 2020 Census. If you live or lived in an ASU residence hall in 2020, you will be automatically counted. If you live off-campus, you should complete the census and count yourself at the Arizona address where you live and sleep most of the year. You can complete the census here.
While you may have moved home either in or outside of Arizona due to the COVID19 pandemic, guidance from the Census bureau advises that you still be counted in Arizona as the place where you live the majority of the year. If you lived in a residence hall in 2020, U.S. Census Bureau employees will work with representatives from your building to ensure that you are counted. You do not need to do anything further. If you lived off-campus (i.e. in an ASU-leased apartment or any other house or apartment), you should complete the census and count yourself at the Arizona address where you live and sleep most of the year. You can complete the census here.