Census 2020

Be Counted in the Most Important Survey You'll Ever Take

Once a decade, America comes together to count every person in the United States. It's required in the Constitution!

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Getting Counted Matters

If you aren’t counted, we lose funding and political representation for our community. The Federal government uses Census data to distribute $675 billion annually and to allocate seats in the House of Representatives. We only get our fair share if we are accurately counted.

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Millions of Dollars are at Risk

Miami-Dade County loses approximately $1800 per person, per year, for each individual who isn’t counted – South Florida lost an estimated $2.5 billion due to people not being counted in 2010.

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It's Easy and You Have Choices

There are only 9 questions, it takes less than 10 minutes, you can complete it online, via phone, or via U.S. mail – in any language you prefer. You can even complete it on your phone!

The Census Affects Many Things

Our count determines how much money we get to support many services such as: 

  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Roads
  • Parks
  • Schools
  • Fire Departments
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP
  • Head Start
  • Pell Grants

Your Community Matters

Businesses use the Census to decide where to locate resources such as:

  • Supermarkets
  • Housing
  • Banks

Everyone Counts

The census counts everyone living in the United States– everyone – the cousin on the couch, the grandmother in the efficiency, the friend in the garage, children, international students, and anyone residing in the US regardless of immigration status.

The Census is 100% Safe and Confidential

Federal Law protects your responses. Your answers are only used to produce statistics and are not shared with anyone - not your landlord, not law enforcement, or the courts, not immigration enforcement, or other Federal agencies. You will NOT be asked your immigration status, your social security number, or your bank information.

How to Respond to the Census

There are three ways to respond to the 2020 Census from the comfort of your home (and avoid a Census taker from knocking on your door this summer!). 

  1. Fill out the census online by visiting my2020census.gov
  2. Call 1-844-330-2020 (assistance is available in 12 languages)
  3. Send your census in by mail. Once the paper questionnaire is sent to your home, send it back in the return envelope provided

What to Expect

Every household in America will receive a postcard from the Census Bureau with instructions on how to complete the survey on-line, or who to call to complete the Census in your own language. Those who don't respond will receive several reminders in the mail. Starting in May, Census takers will visit homes that haven't responded

Census Timeline

Spring/Summer 2020

Complete the Census on-line, by mail, or by phone now!

Fall 2020

Census takers will come to your house to interview you. Avoid the knock. Complete your census on-line, by mail, or by phone today!

To complete the Census by phone, call:

Census Made Simple

Have questions?

Visit Census Help and FAQs - If you can't find your answer there, email census@mdc.edu

Census Help in Español

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We Want to Thank You!

Faculty, we appreciate your work in fulfilling this important civic responsibility. Please click the button below so that we can send you a thank you letter acknowledging your efforts.

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