Census 2020

Due to COVID-19 affecting communities and operations across the country, the 2020 Census self-response phase (the time in which people can complete the census online, by phone or by mail) is extended to August 14, 2020. The 2020 Census is something you can do right now from the comfort of your home. Go to my2020census.gov to ensure your community is accurately counted! #EverybodyCounts

Helping ensure an accurate census count is one of the most important things AFT members can do to help their communities.

The census aims to count every person in the United States. We only have one chance every ten years to get an accurate count that will determine how many congressional representatives each state gets, and the allocation of hundreds of billions of federal, state and local dollars. This section provides information on what you need to know, and how you can help.

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Get involved

You can earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count, including temporary, part time workers. This is a great opportunity for AFT member retirees, paraprofessionals, and others who would like to ensure that your community gets the money and services it needs. For more information go to CENSUS2020.gov

 

State By State Funding Data

We have prepared data sheets for each state, listing funding totals from a sampling of spending programs that shows the impact of federal spending (data derived from the 2010 Census).

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

 

Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
 

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

We Count! Campaign

We Count!

We Count! A 2020 Census Counting Book is intended for families with young children and is available in 15 different languages. Download the flier to learn more and order your books today!

Alternate languages

Below you will find the AFT Census 2020 FAQs translated into a variety of languages.

Spanish

American Chinese 

Arabic 

Chinese

French 

Haitian

Japanese

Korean

Polish 

Portuguese/Brazilian

Russian  

Tagalog

Vietnamese