Why the Census matters for all New Yorkers.

The Census matters for three reasons above all: data, dollars, and districting.

A reminder of how an accurate Census count and individuals being counted in their primary community of residence are hugely important for...

How the Census matters for New York State.

What are US Census Bureau Surveys?

How many surveys come from the U.S. Census Bureau? The Census Bureau conducts more than 100 surveys of households and businesses across the nation each year, including the American Community Survey (ACS), which helps us understand more about where we live, from family income to housing costs. Read the full list of official surveys here.

Key Resources for all New Yorkers

While the full decennial count only happens every 10 years, the Census affects our lives and communities every day. Here are quick resources you can review and share as a reminder of just how important it is that we get a complete count in 2030 and that we respond to other US Census Bureau questionnaires.

2020 Resource Archive
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How was New York impacted by the 2020 Census?

We’re still learning the ramifications of the 2020 Census count in New York state. We know that we lost political representation in the form of one seat in the US House of Representatives, when we could have reversed this trend by having just 89 more New York residents in our count. We know that in some populations, there were overcounts and in others there were undercounts. This means not all neighborhoods and New York residents are getting equitable funding. We know that we can do better in 2030. So, let’s start laying the groundwork now.

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What you can do today to help ensure a complete count in 2030.

Spread the Word

The Census touches all things. Here are the latest updates for all New Yorkers to understand Census-related advocacy opportunities with your elected officials and other Census news.

Stay Informed

The Census touches all things. Here are the latest updates for all New Yorkers to understand Census-related advocacy opportunities with your elected officials and other Census news.

Updated April 2023

All New Yorkers can make a difference in the 2030 Census starting now.

Will you be a New York Counts Census Champion?

Join the New York Counts coalition today.

Our goal is to build a broad, diverse coaltion across all of New York State who can begin to form a groundswell of engagement in each and every community around the decennial Census to help ensure a complete count. Joining this coalition is as easy as signing up for updates today so that we can empower you for tomorrow.

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