Today is Census Day, and so far 38 percent of Colorado households have self-responded to the 2020 Census.

You can respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail — all without having to meet a census taker.

“Now, more than ever it is essential to know how many people live here in Colorado!” Governor Jared Polis wrote in a Facebook post.

“The Census is only conducted once a decade, so this information will be used to determine the funding our state gets for things like emergency services, transportation, healthcare, school funding and more for the next ten years.”

The 2020 Census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, helps direct hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, and provides data that will impact communities for the next decade.

The short questionnaire asks about who lives in your household as of April 1, 2020. Individual responses are confidential and protected by law.

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The national census self-response rate is 36.2 percent. Check out this map to track response rates.

Go to 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020.

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