2020 Census

UPDATE August 2020: The U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month earlier than previously announced. Help your community—respond today because we need you to make Brooklyn Count 100%!

The Census is a count of every person in the United States, and takes place every 10 years. The 2020 Census is now underway—respond online or by phone at (844-330-2020). The Census determines federal funding for education, healthcare, public housing and our parks, as well as our number of representatives in Congress. It’s essential that every New Yorker is counted, and our voices are heard. 

  • The count of each New Yorker represents $3,000 in federal funding each year, and our fair share of over $650 billion is at stake. 
  • If we are undercounted, our community could lose up to two seats in Congress, which means less of our voice in Washington on decisions that affect our future.
  • In the 2010 Census, the response rate in Brooklyn was only 44%, while the national average was 76%. We lost vital federal funding—we can’t let that happen again.
  • The Census is safe and secure—it will not ask for the following information: social security number, political beliefs or financial information. All information you share is kept confidential and protected by law.

Make a pledge to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census, and find resources for more information on the Census, volunteering and employment opportunities below.  

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Fill Out the 2020 Census

The Census is only 10 questions, takes about 10 minutes, and will shape NYC’s future for the next 10 years. Fill out the 2020 Census now!

Volunteer for the Census

Make calls and volunteer in-person up until the Census deadline on September 30.

NYC Census FAQs

Find all the answers to your 2020 Census questions.

2020 Census Response Rates

See what percent of your community has responded to the Census.

Census Pledge

Sign the pledge to be counted in the 2020 Census, and we’ll send you key Census reminders!

Census Volunteering

Volunteer with a Neighborhood Organizing Census Committee—learn which communities are most in need of your support and how to get involved.