Ensuring A Complete Count of Children In 2020
Every Child Counts NYC! is a CCC campaign advocating for a fair and accurate
count of all children living in New York City. By educating and mobilizing youth and
adults, we will reach our goal to provide the information and tools needed to ensure
children are counted and not erased in the 2020 Census.
This page and the resources below can help you:
Learn more about the Census, the undercount of children, and its impact on your community.
Talk with young people, families, and communities about the Census and its challenges
Participate in events, workshops, and advocacy efforts to ensure a fair and accurate count of all NYC children
Nationwide, the undercount of children — especially children under 5 — has worsened since 1980.
Young Black and Hispanic children had higher undercount rates in the 2010 Census
-4.6% Young Black Children
-6.3% Young Hispanic Children
In New York City, Young Children In All Five Boroughs — But Particularly In Brooklyn And Queens — Were Undercounted In The 2010 Census. Here Are Estimates For How Many May Have Been Missed in Each Borough:
~22,693 children Queens:
~19,872 children Manhattan:
~14,542 children Bronx:
~11,589 children Staten Island:
What is the Census?
The U.S. Constitution requires a Census to count every resident in the United States every 10 years. The data collected by the Census determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. Everyone counts in the Census.Learn More!
Why Must All Children Be Counted?
Census data help determine funding for vital programs that support the well-being of children and their families. Yet children continue to have the highest undercount of all age groups in the Census.Learn Why!
NYC Community Profiles
CCC created profiles for all 59 Community Districts in New York City highlighting the share of households in each community who may face barriers to participating in the 2020 Census.
You may also explore these data at data.cccnewyork.org.
Download our Community District Profiles here.
Look up the Community District you live in here.
What Can I Do?
2020 Census Timeline
Below are some key 2020 Census dates.
Census informational postcards will be sent to most homes.
March 12-20: Census Bureau sends letters with information to complete the Census online (most will get this) or paper Census forms.
March 16-24: Census Bureau mails reminder letter to people who have not completed the Census.
March 26-April 3: Census Bureau mails reminder postcard to people who have not completed a Census.
April 1 (Census Day): An important advocacy day for completing the Census.
Census Bureau sends reminder letter and paper version of the Census to people who have not completed a Census.
May–July: Census enumerators visit households that did not complete a Census questionnaire to collect information at the door.