Census day is April 1, 2020. This is Mesa’s once in a decade opportunity to make sure that everyone in our City of counted. For the first time ever, you can respond to the Census by internet, phone or by traditional mail.

Every person counted brings over $3,000 in state and federal funding to programs that support Mesa residents in sectors like public safety, roads, and healthcare. When members of our community don’t respond, that funding could go to other cites and states.

The Census also affects how many seats in the U.S. House of Representatives Arizona has and can affect representative districts.


Your Guide to the 2020 Census
Census Guide Button

Federal Assistance Distributed Using Census Data

132 Programs Use Census Data Distribute More than 675 billion in funds!

Name of Federal Program

  • Medical Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
  • Medicare Part B
  • Highway Planning and Construction
  • Federal Pell Grant Program
  • Title 1 Grants to Local Schools
  • Head Start (early education)
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Crime Victim Assistance
 Name of State Revenue Program
What Percentage of Funding Source is Distributed Back to Mesa Based on Population
 Urban Revenue Sharing
 Vehicle License Tax
 Transaction Privilege Tax
 Highway User Revenue Fund


Show some love for Mesa! 

Taking the Mesa Pledge is SIMPLE

ONE    Pledge to complete your census questionnaire

TWO   Tell others why the Census Matters to Mesa

Click the button and take the pledge today!