Get Counted in the Census

The Census is a constitutionally mandated count of our country’s population. Its results determine how much federal funding, how many congressional seats and the number of electoral college votes each community receives. A complete count in NY-14 is critical to ensure full funding for infrastructure, schools, community health centers and many other vital services. The Census is important, safe, easy, and completely confidential - your response is secure and protected by federal law. Everyone can participate in the Census, regardless of their status. You can complete the Census questionnaire online or by phone. For more information, go to


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The Census is easy!

The Census is only 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete. You can do it online, over the phone, or on paper.

What is the Census?

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a count of EVERYONE in the United States. The Census governs the allocation of funding for roads, schools, and other public institutions across our community and determines the number of congressional seats and Electoral College votes.  If people are not counted, their communities will receive less representation in government and fewer resources for the next decade, until the Census is completed again. Every person counts.

Who should I include on my Census form?

All household members should be included on your Census form, even if they are not related to you and even if they are not on the household lease.  This includes all children; newborns and infants born on or by April 1, 2020.  You should also fill out the form regardless of your citizenship or documentation status.  The goal is to count EVERYONE. The Census is completely confidential.

Anyone who has temporarily relocated due to COVID-19 should report their previous address. For example, college students whose term ended early should report their college dormitory address.

Is the Census confidential?

Yes.  Filling out a Census form is still safe and secure. There’s no citizenship question on the 2020 Census and your individual data won’t be linked to any of these records. All data the Census Bureau collects are subject to the strongest privacy and confidentiality protections in federal law.

How do I know if someone is with the Census when they knock on my door?

The Bureau has temporarily paused field operations to protect the health and safety of Census workers and the American public during COVID-19. So for now, no one should be knocking on your door.

When field operations resume, if someone knocks on your door and claims to be from the Census, you have the right to request to see their Census ID and you can call the Census at 800-923-8282 to confirm that the enumerator is in fact a Census employee/volunteer.

You can work for the Census:

Ensuring a complete count depends on having a fully staffed organization. Census Bureau jobs are good opportunities and offer competitive wages.  You can apply for jobs here:

Census and COVID 19:

The Bureau has temporarily paused field operations to protect the health and safety of Census workers and the American public. Individuals are now able to self-respond to the Census questionnaire online or over the phone through August 14th. For more information, visit