Make Your Family Count!

Census Day is April 1, 2020 –

Participate in the 2020 Census to make sure your family is represented in decision-making and receiving $675 billion of funding for programs like Head Start, SNAP, WIC, and Medicaid!

Approximately 1 million children are not counted every year. If a child is not counted, their school loses $7,000 in funding for programs, reduced school lunch and more. That is why it is important to complete the 2020 Census!

2020 Census Key Points:

  • No Citizenship Question
    • The Federal Government has made it illegal for the Census Bureau to question you or your family about citizenship status on the 2020 Census.
  • Safe
    • There is no citizenship question and all data is 100% confidential. Census workers take a lifelong oath and face a large fine and possible jail time if they violate the oath.
  • Easy
    • The Census Bureau has developed an online Census form for easier access. You can request traditional paper ones here. Families will begin receiving notifications in March – April. You are legally required to complete it by May! Starting in May, anyone who has not completed the Census by the deadline will receive a home visit from a Census worker to fill out the form.
  • Important
    • The Census is used to provide a snapshot of all residents regardless of race, immigration status, age, or language.

Census Bureau Resources

Boston Children’s Resources

  • Caffeinate and Advocate: The 2020 Census –  To watch the video, please click here. Features Nancy Wagman from the MA Budget and Policy Center and Sebastian Zapata the City of Boston Census Liaison.
  •  2020Census_Provider FAQ
  • If you have a question about the Census please email

Additional Resources


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