2020 Census

Be Counted!
Census 2020 is here!

WHAT IS THE CENSUS?

  • The Census occurs every ten years and counts every person in the United States to determine demographic changes over time.

YOUR RESPONSE MATTERS!

  • It is important for older adults to stand up and be counted. Your participation in the Census is vitally important as older adults are frequently under-reported. An accurate count will ensure that the programs and services you rely upon are fairly funded.
  • Census data directs more than $675 billion in federal funding to support local communities, including services for older adults like:
    • Senior center updates and programming
    • Meals
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare Part B
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
  • Census data determines the number of congressional representatives for New York State
  • Census data determines the boundaries of congressional and state districts

THE CENSUS WILL ASK THE FOLLOWING:

  • Your home address
  • How many people are living or staying in your home
  • Sex, age, race and ethnicity
  • Whether your home is owned or rented

THE CENSUS WILL NEVER ASK THE FOLLOWING:

  • Immigration or citizenship status
  • Income
  • Social Security Number

YOUR PRIVACY MATTERS!

  • All responses are confidential and protected by law and cannot be used against you in any way.
  • By law, the Census Bureau cannot share any information with other government agencies, including law enforcement.

 

SHAPE YOUR FUTURE!

HERE'S HOW TO COMPLETE THE FORM:

ONLINE: my2020census.gov

PHONE: 844.330.2020
 Click here for language lines

  • 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
  • Telephone Display Device (TDD): 844.467.2020

MAIL: In April, you will receive the paper questionnaire by mail

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Census Dates: March 12 - August 14
March: Self-reporting online or by phone
April: Questionnaire mailed out
May - July: Door knocking by Census workers for those who have not completed the Census

QUESTIONS?

Contact: 718.864.8625