Why the Census matters for New York's Community-Based Organizations.

The Census empowers New York communities in three ways above all: data, dollars, and districting.

Why the Census Matters

The Museum of the City of New York has a useful graphic showing federal investment into crucial social services programs based on Census responses. While this graphic is specifically for the area around New York City, the same kinds of programs all across New York State rely on Census responses for funding.

Key Resources for Community-Based Organizations

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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Congressional Seat Lost after the 2020 Census
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Federal Funding for New York Guided by the Census (as of FY 2016)
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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 Involved

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.

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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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