It take about 5-10 minutes to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online. Donald Trump is attempting to dramatically shorten the time frame for the door-to-door visits by Census enumerators, so it's particularly important that we all complete our questionnaires online ASAP at https://my2020census.govTrump is trying to stop the count as of September 30, 2020, in just over two weeks, so time is running out.

Why does the Census matter?

  1. The federal government distributes over $6 billion annually to the District to support vital programs based on census data.
  2. Census data is used to update Ward and ANC boundaries to reflect population growth and movement across the District.
  3. District agencies rely on accurate census data for budgeting, planning, and policy decision-making across the city.
  4. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life, and consumer advocacy.
  5. Businesses use census data to decide where to build offices and stores, creating jobs in our community.

An undercount would have serious consequences for our city, denying us more than $8,000 federal funds to which we are entitled for EACH PERSON who's not counted (source: George Washington Institute of Public Policy). Those funds support everything from programs for children to infrastructure improvements.