The Census 2020 count begins this week, and all communities need to get counted!
The more of us who fill out our Census forms, the more money New York will get for schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, senior centers and more.
Please fill out your Census form and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to do so, too. Every person who lives in your home should be counted, including children. Starting on March 12, you can even complete the Census online or over the phone (844-330-2020) in just a few minutes. The Census does not ask about your immigration or citizenship status, your job or for your Social Security number. Census Bureau employees are sworn to protect confidentiality; violations are a federal crime with severe penalties.
New York State receives approximately $73 billion every year in funds from federal programs that use Census data. In 2010, New York City had a Census response rate of 61.6%, far below the national average of 74%. The undercount translated into billions of dollars in lost federal funding. Let's all get counted!