County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

2010 Census: Count Me I.V.

Isla Vista Participation Rate

2010 Census Public Service Announcement for Isla Vista

Isla Vista is the most populous area of the unincorporated County of Santa Barbara; it is also one of the hardest to count (according to the Census Bureau's Hard-To-Count Communities index).

Count Me I.V. Census Event on April 9, 2010 The US Census Road Tour came to Isla Vista on Friday, April 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event featured music, free t-shirts, and many fun activities for the Isla Vista community.

It's important. Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.

It's easy. The 2010 Census asks just 10 questions and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Look for a Census taker in your neighborhood in the near future. We encourage residents to welcome and cooperate with Census takers to ensure that Santa Barbara County has a complete Census count.

It's confidential. Federal law protects the personal information you share during the census. Census data is strictly confidential--not even the President of the United States can access individual responses!

It's required by law. A decennial census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution, and participation in the census is required. It's quick and easy, though; help make a difference in your community by spreading the word about the 2010 Census!

What is the Census? (Información en español)

Key Dates


SBCTV Census Special on YouTube (English / Spanish)


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