Importance of the
2020 Census of Guam

Why is the 2020 Census of Guam important?


Responses to the 2020 Census of Guam help to direct federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. The local government may use census data to plan new schools, transportation systems, housing programs, job training centers, or other public programs. Businesses may also use census data to find new locations or recruit workers.

About Us

The 2020 Census of Guam is the once-in-a-decade count of our entire island’s population that produces high-quality data used to make decisions about the future of Guam.

In December 2018, the governor of Guam signed a contract authorizing the Bureau of Statistics and Plans as the lead local agency overseeing the 2020 Census of Guam.

Census data impact our daily lives, informing important decisions about funding for services and infrastructure in our community, including:

  • Health care
  • Jobs
  • Roads
  • Businesses

Responses to the 2020 Census of Guam will paint a statistical picture of the island that will help ensure our community gets the funding it needs.

 

Census Centers

The Guam Census Office has partnered with the village mayors to provide alternate locations for the in-person interviews happening across the island.  These locations, called “Census Centers”, will serve as trusted venues for census workers to interview residents who were unable to be interviewed at their home during the initial visit. 

The Census Centers in each village are recommended by the respective mayors and have been vetted by the Guam Census Office. Each center provides a private location where residents may complete their in-person interview.  All Census Center interviews are by appointment only and must be arranged through the Guam Census Office.  

When making the appointment, residents will need to provide the information from the Notice of Visit (Case ID number) they received at their home. No walk-ins will be accepted. 

Please call our office at 671-645-2020 to schedule your appointment today!

Our Mission

 

The mission of the 2020 Census of Guam is to count the entire population of Guam once, only once, and in the right place.

Our Authority

 

The Guam Census Office operates under Title 13 of the United States Code, which also ensures confidentiality and protection of your Personally Identifiable Information.

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