Census 2020

The 2020 Census affects every family

We all need to be counted in the 2020 Census.

The census result determines whether our communities will get the resources they need to thrive, and to recover from COVID-19. This includes funds for first responders, schools, roads, and child care. Billions in federal funding to North Carolina each year depends on an accurate census count.

Fill out your census now at My2020Census.gov

In 2010, the Census missed more than 25,000 young children in North Carolina – one of the highest undercounts in the nation. As a result, North Carolina lost billions in federal funding for our essential infrastructure and public services. We also lost a seat in Congress.

Get Involved

Congress: Don’t cut the Census short!

North Carolina stands to lose billions in federal funding every year for schools, roads, child care, health care and more because of the pandemic. A federal judge recently blocked the Census Bureau from cutting the count short – we need Congress to act to ensure a full, fair, accurate count.

Spread the Word

Click the link to share our Census 2020 video update on Facebook and Twitter.

Be Active in Your Community

You can help to ensure a complete count in your local community.
Connect with the NC Counts Coalition.

Get Resources

Get resources in Spanish and English tailored to the Latino community. Connect with NALEO Education Fund.

Learn More About What’s at Stake

Get more information on the importance of an accurate census count in North Carolina. Visit the official North Carolina Census site.

More information from NC Child

Census Toolkit for Child Care Centers
Get the Toolkit
Social Media kit for Census partners
Get the Promo Kit
Young Children and Census 2020
Get the Fact Sheet
The Cost of a Census Undercount
Get the Fact Sheet
Make Kids Count: Wake County
Get the Fact Sheet
The Statewide Implications of Undercounting Latino Children
Get the Report
Counting NC's Kids
Watch the Webinar


Because of COVID-19, the Census deadline was extended to October 31, 2020.

Watch your mailbox for a postcard from the US Census Bureau. That postcard contains a website, and a code that is unique to your household. You can fill out the census yourself, on your own schedule, and it only takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Fill out your census now at My2020Census.gov

If you do not fill out the census form, a census worker will come to your house to ensure that you take part in the census.

More on the Census from NC Child

See the most frequently asked questions about the census.