Description & History

NYC Census 2020 is an unprecedented $40 million inititaive to coordinate local outreach efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers are counted in the 2020 census. The average self-response rate for New York in 2010 was just 61.9%, compared to the national average of 76%, and some neighborhoods’ rates were as low as 35%. Another undercount could put New York City’s fair share of $650 billion in federal funds at stake—that’s critical funding for public education, housing, infrastructure, and more. What’s more, New York could lose two Congressional seats in 2020 if we are undercounted.

NYC Census 2020 is leading a first-of-its-kind campaign by partnering with a wide range of community groups to encourage all New Yorkers to get counted.

About the organization

NYC Census 2020

Sasha Beder-Schenker
Deputy Field Director
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