About The U.S. Census 

Every 10 years, the U.S. government counts every person living in our country in the Constitutionally-mandated Census. Once Census collection is over, the U.S. Census Bureau analyzes and release critical census data.

Data from the U.S. Census directly determines the pathway of Federal funding, impacting schools, businesses, transportation, infrastructure, healthcare, and overall social equity in the District.

The more accurate the data, the easier it is to ensure that we are meeting our community’s needs. When data is inaccurate, we miss out on billions of Federal dollars.

We Need Your Help

In 2010, DC was the second most undercounted city* in the nation, with the highest concentrations of undercounted folks living in Wards 1, 5, 7, and 8. The following groups have been historically undercounted in the District:

  • Low-income residents
  • Foreign-born residents
  • Renters in multi-unit buildings
  • Children ages 0-5
  • African American Households

*City defined by a population of more than half a million residents

In 2010, DC was one of the most undercounted cities in the nation.  What did that mean for us?

Well, the District potentially loses out out on billions of Federal dollars through large scale federal entitlement programs.

Make sure that we #GetCountedDC: http://bit.ly/34eV5RU

Follow the link above to find out more information and to fill out the census online!