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The 2020 Census

 

Our Communities CANNOT Afford to Be Erased

 

When we’re not counted, we
miss out on funding for
our community. 

Here’s how much is distributed for each
additional person counted in the Census:

Get Counted Today

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Get Counted Online

Follow the link below and input your Census ID, which was mailed to you, or you can respond without an ID by clicking “If you do not have a Census ID, click here” and entering your address instead.

Get Counted

Get Counted by Phone

Call 1-844-330-2020 to complete your Census over the phone. Census assistance will be available in 13 languages and printed guides are available on the Census Bureau website in 59 more.

Get Counted

Get Counted by a Census Taker

Census takers will visit homes that have not responded to the questionnaire.  Find out if there are census takers walking in your area by texting “DOOR” to 442020.  

New York’s self-response rate is low.

Current data shows our 2020 rates by county are mostly below our 2010 rate.

  

Data as of 7/29/20

Response Rates by Area of New York

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New York City: 56.5%  

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Hempstead: 53.5% 

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Schenectady: 49.6% 

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Ithaca: 48.8% 

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Newburgh: 41.9% 

Frequently Asked Questions

If I fill out the census, is my information safe?

Yes. Your responses to the 2020 census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics — they can’t be used against you in any way. Learn more at www.census.gov/privacy.

Are there certain questions census takers aren’t supposed to ask? 

Census takers will never ask about: 

  • Immigration status or a citizenship question
  • Your Driver’s License or State ID 
  • Your Social Security or ITIN Number
  • Your bank account or credit card numbers
  • Anything on behalf of a political party
  • Money or donations

If you think someone approached you and is not a real census taker, please report this to the multilingual New York State Office of New Americans Hotline at 1-800-566-7636.

How will census takers make sure that they aren’t putting communities at risk of COVID-19? 

All census takers complete a COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols before beginning their work in neighborhoods. Specifically, census takers will be trained to: 

  • Always wear a mask
  • Never enter your home
  • Stay 6 feet away when conducting interviews 
  • Follow healthy hygiene habits, like frequent handwashing
  • They will all be given hand sanitizer 
  • They will stay home from work if they feel sick

If you do not want to conduct the interview in person, you can provide the census taker with your phone number to complete it over the phone.

How do I identify a U.S. Census Bureau worker? 
  • If a census taker visits your home, first check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and expiration date.
  • If you still have questions about their identity, you can call 212-882-7100 to speak with a Census Bureau representative.
  • You reduce the likelihood of having a census taker visit your home if you self-respond to the census completely and accurately.

Get Counted Today

LaptopWifi

Get Counted Online

Follow the link below and input your Census ID, which was mailed to you, or you can respond without an ID by clicking “If you do not have a Census ID, click here” and entering your address instead.

Get Counted

Get Counted by Phone

Call 1-844-330-2020 to complete your Census over the phone. Census assistance will be available in 13 languages and printed guides are available on the Census Bureau website in 59 more.

Get Counted

Get Counted by a Census Taker

Census takers will visit homes that have not responded to the questionnaire. Find out if there are census takers walking in your area by texting “DOOR” to 442020.