Thank you to everyone who completed the 2020 Census! We want to take this opportunity to thank the more than three quarter of Goleta households who filled out their census. The last day to respond to the census was October 15, 2020, and the City of Goleta had a self-response rate of 76.8%. Despite not being able to do in-person outreach due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is higher than our self-response rate in 2010 (75.3% self-response rate). Our 2020 numbers are also higher than the California and Santa Barbara County averages.
Our final hoorah for the 2020 Census was celebrating our great community participation by asking residents to submit artwork with the theme “Everyone Counts.” Below are three cute images we received by some of our youngest residents.
Final census numbers won’t be released for months, but we will be sure to let you know the outcome. We appreciate the community coming together to #MakeGoletaCount.
Pictured left to right: Long (age 4), Nicole (age 7), and Alfonzo (age 7)