Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person residing in the United States and the next one starts April 1st! The information collected helps inform many important decisions including the allocation of funding, legislative redistricting and congressional representation.
In previous census counts, New York State has been undercounted, resulting in the loss of billions in federal funding for hospitals, public schools, transportation, emergency services and more. Following the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats.
Now is the time to make sure our communities are fully counted. My office is providing information to help you learn more about the 2020 Census and take action in your communities. If we can be of any assistance or answer questions, please feel free to contact my office.For more information, click here.