What Is Census Day?

National Census Day on April 1st is an important date for the 2020 Census. You can and absolutely should fill out the Census before and after April 1st, but the Census Bureau uses the day as a reference point for the process.

Everyone should fill out the Census with the place they will be living in on April 1st, and all children born before or on April 1st should also be counted.

For college students who have gone home from school due to COVID-19, you should be counted where you would have been living on April 1st if the outbreak hadn’t occurred.


Communities that don’t get fully counted in 2020 will miss out for the next ten years. This is the time to get involved. The Census counts. So do you.

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NEW Stories for Change Videos!

Tymber Hudson: Let’s help LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care Thrive
In Partnership with: National LGBTQ Task Force

Patricia Bedoya: We Can Defend Immigrant and Labor Rights By Being Counted
In Partnership with: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)


Stories for Change features storytellers and 2020 Census advocates whose lived experiences show the deep connections between census participation and a wide spectrum of advocacy, including racial justice, immigration, disability, labor, and faith.

This expanding and downloadable series of videos, quote graphics, and infographics is designed to be ready-made content usable for digital organizing including, social media, textbanking, paid media, and email.


Click HERE to view or download Stories for Change!