New York City is consistently under-counted in the Census. Queens currently has an extremely low self-response rate of any borough in New York City in the 2010 Census — we need to do better in 2020. Take the Census. Let’s get counted! 

Here’s how to get counted: 

  1. Online: https://my2020census.gov/

  2. Phone: 844-330-2020 (There is support in many languages) 

  3. Census taker (last resort): an enumerator will visit households

Why the count matters:

  • The count allows federal agencies to allocate over $675 billion to community needs, including the creation of new schools, hospitals, road infrastructure, public housing, emergency and recovery preparedness, and more.

  • The count allows historically undercounted communities to prove that we exist. The Census does not ask about citizenship or immigration status. The Census is purely statistical and a critical data set that informs political representation and access to resources.

  • The count allows for an all-inclusive study of the American population irrespective of age, race, class, housing and homelessness, incarceration history, and foster care. Everyone counts. 


Useful links:

  1. https://www.census.gov/

  2. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/census/index.page

  3. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/census/get-involved/brooklyn-mobilizes-for-census.page

  4. CensusCounts.org

  5. http://apaccc.org/