Montgomery County Census 2020

Respond to the 2020 Census

Beginning in mid-March, households across the country began to receive mailers inviting them to respond to the 2020 Census. These invitations included information on how to respond and a unique Census ID that links you to a physical address. Every household in Montgomery County will have the option to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Households that haven’t yet received their invitation can still respond online now—even without their invitation or Census ID—by providing their address. To Respond online, please visit www.2020Census.gov or use 844-330-2020 to respond by phone.

Respond Now

 
 

Avoiding Fraud and Scams

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection has also dedicated an entire Newsletter to the Census and how residents can avoid fraud and scams.

View Newsletter


How can you get involved?

  • Join our team of 2020 Census Ambassadors! Are you a resident who’d like to volunteer?! 
  • Become a 2020 Census Partner! Does your non-profit, faith/faith-based, corporate, community, or civic organization want to help? 
  • Request a Census presentation! Are you or your organization hosting an event and would like to request a 2020 Census presentation or the presence of a 2020 Census info table? 
  • The Census Bureau is Hiring!  Apply at the official 2020 Census Jobs page: www.2020census.gov/jobs
  • Host a 2020 Census Party.  Invite 10 to 15 of your closest family, friends, or neighbors to a BBQ, Brunch, or Roast on Census Day, April 1st to eat, play, and provide access and resources to complete the 2020 Census online

everyone counts in Montgomery CountyEVERYONE COUNTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY!  All United States residents must be counted, including citizens and those residents who are not citizens. 

everyone counts in Montgomery CountyEvery 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States.

  • It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress.
  • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
  • County agencies, businesses, and non-profits all use census data to inform planning decisions that help provide more services, local jobs, and potentially better places to shop. 

Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on U.S. Census Bureau data. In 2020, new technology will be introduced to make it easier than ever to respond to the census. For the first time, you will be able to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

everyone counts in Montgomery CountyThe 2020 Census directly impacts how much federal funding the State of Maryland will receive over the next decade. It is predicted that the State of Maryland will receive $16,398,153,415 from 55 large federal programs for resources such as schools, hospitals, and infrastructure. Failure to obtain a complete and accurate census count may lead to Maryland losing millions of dollars in federal funding that supports programs that benefit Montgomery County residents.
Census data is also used to determine the level of federal funding for programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants and Children (SNAP/WIC), Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and highway and transportation projects.
  • Every year, the federal government allocates more than $675 Billion in funding based on census data.
  • Every Marylander not counted costs the state approximately $18,250 over 10 years – this equates to the state losing $26.6 Billion (based on historical U.S. Census undercount).
  • Census data is used to plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods.

Resources

Media Resources

Listed below are just a few of the fun PSA videos promoting the 2020 Census that you can build into your social media or share in newsletters….

Cool PSA's

  • 2020 Census PSA With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Lin-Manuel Miranda- ( English | Spanish)

Kids' stuff:

Informative content

  • Video Guide to Completing the Census Questionnaire Online. ( English | Spanish)

More PSA's in more Languages

  • 2020年人口普查即将开始。The 2020 Census is coming. ( Mandarin)  
  • 2020年人口普查即將開始。The 2020 Census is coming. ( Cantonese
  • Thống Kê Dân Số 2020 sắp xảy ra. The 2020 Census is coming. ( Vietnamese)

For more information, contact;

Diane Vu
Director, Office of Community Partnerships
2020Census@Montgomerycountymd.gov

Shawn Ellis
Montgomery County 2020 Census Manager
2020Census@Montgomerycountymd.gov