Our Community. Our Census.

We Count Long Beach


Los Angeles County is the hardest-to-count county in the United States, and it will take a broad, collective effort to ensure a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census. An undercount could result in the loss of congressional seats, billions of dollars in federal funding for our state and local communities, and unfair political representation since census counts are used to draw political districts at the federal, state, and local levels.

2020 U.S. Census Day is April 1!


Filling out the census is easy. You will be asked a few simple questions like your age, the number of children in your home and your marital status. The U.S. Census Bureau will send you a postcard to complete the survey online. If you don’t have access to the Internet, you can complete the census by mail or phone. Call 1-800-923-8282 for assistance.

Your community has a lot to gain. Each person counted in the census means more money will go to your community for the next 10 years for things like schools, roads, hospitals and children’s healthcare. Participating in the census means you are claiming your community’s fair share of federal money. With 10 million people living in LA County, we have a lot to gain.

Every person counts! In the past, many communities have been left out of the census. People of color, immigrants and children are among those most likely to not be counted. These communities have so much to gain. It’s important for everyone living in the U.S. to be counted – citizens and non-citizens.

Join the We Count campaign


The We Count campaign is a comprehensive outreach and communications campaign made up of community based organizations committed to promoting census participation among Los Angeles County’s diverse communities. As part of the regional efforts, We Count Long Beach is comprised of local community-based organizations that represent the wide demographic and geographic expanse of the city. Sign up to volunteer today!

The We Count Long Beach campaign is driven by dedicated trusted messengers who can reach "hard-to-count" communities across the city. To learn more about these community-based organizations, visit the We Count Long Beach Directory

Interested in partnering with the We Count Long Beach campaign? Contact James Suazo at james@lbforward.org.

Learn more about the 2020 Census


Race and income do not determine one's future in Long Beach--it's a community where everyone is safe, connected, and healthy.


To create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power.

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