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Census 2020: Counting People Experiencing Homelessness

NY Counts 2020 hosted a webinar with Jeff Behler, Regional Director of the Census Bureau and Meeta Anand, Census 2020 Senior Fellow of the NYIC [...]

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Census Toolkit for Property Managers

This toolkit provides compelling messages and graphics for property managers to share with residents to remind them that time is running out and their Census [...]

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¡HAZME CONTAR! Back To School Toolkit For School Administrators And Educators

This toolkit aims to provide school administrators, educators, and teachers the tools and resources necessary to inform parents and students on the importance of participating [...]

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National Self Response Rate (as of today)
Response Rate Rank (Out of 50 States)
Total NY Enumeration (as of today)
NY NRFU Enumeration Rate (as of today)
NY Self-Response Rate (as of today)
New York’s 2010 Self-Response Rate (Final)

2020 Census Timeline

  • January 21: The U.S. Census Bureau starts counting the population in remote Alaska. The count officially begins in the rural Alaskan village of Toksook Bay.

  • March 12 – 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.

  • March 30 – April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.

  • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

  • April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count.

  • May – July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

  • December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

Historically Undercounted (Hard to Count or HTC) New Yorkers

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About New York Counts 2020

Our aim is to ensure that New Yorkers across the state – particularly marginalized communities in historically undercounted and at-risk districts – can fully maximize their participation in the 2020 Census.

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Our 1-2-3s of the 2020 Census
Our Guide to Responding to the Census


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