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 WHY IS THE CENSUS IMPORTANT?

Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. 

https://2020census.gov/en/census-data.html



WHO COUNTS IN THE CENSUS?

Count everyone who is living at your address as of April 1, 2020. This includes any friends or family members who are living and sleeping there most of the time. If someone is staying in your home on April 1, and has no usual home elsewhere, you should count them in your response to the 2020 Census. Please also be sure to count roommates, young children, newborns, and anyone who is renting a space in your home. These people are often missed in the census. This means they can miss out on resources for themselves and their communities over the next 10 years.

 

Ways to complete your census form:

 

BY PHONE: 844-330-2020   English 844-468-2020   Spanish

 

ONLINE:

www.mycensus2020.gov

 

FORM: (samples) Sample form English Sample form Spanish

 

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO WITH STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE ON COMPLETING THE FORM


 

Quick facts on the Census:

 

Why does the Census matter? (English) (Spanish)

 

The Census and young children

(English) (Spanish)

 

Is my information safe?

(English) (Spanish)

 

What if I am a renter?

(English) (Spanish)


 

Additional Resources:

U.S. 2020 Census

Suffolk County CENSUS 2020

Census 2020 hard to Count Map

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island