Census 2020: Make Our Bronx Count

Aug. 7, 2020
Census 2020: Make Our Bronx Count

The US Census Bureau will be ending their counting efforts on September 30th, 2020, a full month earlier than was previously announced. So far, our Bronx self-response rates are at 56.1%, a full 7% lower than the national average.  

If you have not yet filled out the 2020 Census form, please consider doing so as to ensure that you and your immediate family members are counted.

Find more information and details below on the importance of the Census for the Bronx Community and how you can be counted!

What is the CENSUS?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories.

Why does it matter?

Even before COVID-19, The Bronx has disproportionately faced a lack of access and funding at local health centers, food access programs, tech disparities and other resources. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

Who is required to respond?

Everyone living in the United States and its five territories is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

Will the CENSUS share my personal information?

No. By law, Census is sworn to not share any information. Additionally, the Citizenship question will not be on the form.

How do I participate in the CENSUS?

The 2020 Census is happening now and is available in 13 different languages. You can complete your questionnaire three different ways: 

Online at: my2020census.gov

By phone 844-330-2020 or you can send your completed questionnaire by mail: 

U.S. Census Bureau
National Processing Center
1201 E 10th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47132. 

 

 
 
“Whether Bronxites and New Yorkers know it or not the census count has a huge effect on what happens in our everyday lives. If we are not counted, our quality of life and our access to necessary services will undoubtedly be diminished. We need to make sure that every corner of this borough is counted.”
— Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
 
 

An Important NYC Census 2020 Message from Fellow Bronxite Cardi B. 

Check out BronxNet's complete coverage of the 2020 Census below and on our YouTube channel.

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