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2020 Census

#ShapeYourFuture, Rural America Respond Now to the #2020 Census

Who needs to be counted?

  • EVERYONE needs to be counted, regardless of race, living situations, socioeconomic status, religion or ethnicity.
  • This includes every child, from newborns (born before April 1) to pre-school age children to children who only live with you most of the time.
  • You should also count anyone who is living with you most of the time even on a temporary basis on April 1.
  • BABIES COUNT.
  • ANSWERS ABOUT WHO LIVES IN A HOME WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH LANDLORDS/PROPERTY OWNERS.

What info will I be asked?

When responding to the 2020 Census, college students should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time as of April 1, 2020. For most students, that means in their college town, not back home with their parents. Here is Census guidance on counting college students: From the U.S. Census Bureau

Parents or guardians should only include children in college who live with them full time during the school year.They should not list college students studying or living abroad on April 1.

College towns rely on having the numbers of residents accurately reflect the ever-changing face of their communities.

How will Census data be used?

Also, it’s important that you know that federal law protects your responses. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics and cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.

Contact

Nancy Reigelsperger
Financial/Energy Education
nmr23@cornell.edu
(607) 664-2573

Last updated August 19, 2020