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  • Take the census

    Every 10 years the whole country participates in the United States census. 

    We believe everyone counts

    From babies to seniors and everyone in between, every person counts and helps us make sure all community members are represented. A true count for Gresham also helps us get federal dollars to help pay for services here:

    • Healthcare
    • Housing
    • Education
    • Transportation

    Get involved

  • Census Assistance Centers

    Due to COVID-19 guidelines, Census Assistance and Resource Centers may not be open at this time. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

    Need help? Census language guides

    Toll-free phone assistance in 13 languages 

    You can take the census by phone:

    English: 844-330-2020 
    Spanish: 844-468-2020 
    Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020 
    Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020 
    Vietnamese: 844-461-2020 
    Korean: 844-392-2020 
    Russian: 844-417-2020 
    Arabic: 844-416-2020 
    Tagalog: 844-478-2020 
    Polish: 844-479-2020 
    French: 844-494-2020 
    Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020 
    Portuguese: 844-474-2020 
    Japanese: 844-460-2020 
    English (Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020 
    Spanish (Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020

    About the Census

    The 2020 census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.

    • The information collected is used to shape our communities and determine Oregon’s representation in Washington, D.C.
    • Funds are provided to state and local governments, like Gresham, who then use that money to pay for programs and infrastructure like healthcare, housing, education and transportation.
    • Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and other resources throughout the country, based on census data.
    • An accurate census ensures that all our community members are represented.
    • The City of Gresham relies on census data to make important decisions about local policies and delivering resources.
    • When every person is counted, we are stronger as a community. Through the census count we can make sure our diverse voices are all represented.
    City of Gresham Census Priorities

    We pledge to help every person living in Gresham take part in the 2020 census by:

    1. Working with partners to help make it easier for everyone to complete the census, with or without internet access.
    2. Providing equal opportunity for all in census hiring, survey information and getting involved.
    3. Supporting efforts to make sure there is a fair and accurate count of every person living in Gresham.
    4. Focusing on reaching hard-to-count populations around the city.