City of Newburgh 2020 Census
Respond to Census 2020 without leaving home!
You can complete the form using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Be sure you have about 10 minutes set aside. Please note that you cannot save your progress and that you must complete the census in one sitting. Complete the form online.
- English (for 50 states and Washington, D.C.): 844-330-2020
- English (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
- Spanish (for 50 states and Washington, D.C.): 844-468-2020
- Spanish (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
- TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020
Find other language selections.
You should have received your form in the mail. Complete it and return it soon. If you did not receive the form, follow the instructions above to reply online or via phone.
City of Newburgh 2020 Census Complete Count Information
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. Make sure you and your neighbors are counted. Everyone counts!
Importance of Census Data
Census data is crucial for our representative democracy. Census data determines how district lines are drawn for Congressional seats as well as local state and county Legislative seats.
Census data also guides the allocation of billions of dollars in federal funding to programs that are crucial to the well-being of families, including those affecting health, transportation, education, and housing. The consequences of undercounting our communities are dire. New York received over $73 billion through 55 federal spending programs guided by data derived from the 2010 Census.
Federal funding, economic development, and fair representation are all at stake with the 2020 census.
In the 2010 Census, Orange County was the 5th most undercounted county in New York State and the City of Newburgh's response rate, at 57%, was one of the worst in Orange County.
Questionnaire Assistance Centers
Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Centers are places where people can get help. These pop-up centers are in accessible locations in areas with historically low Census self-response rates. People can meet with Census workers who can answer questions and help them fill out forms.
Newburgh Counts Committee
Newburgh Counts is a group of organizations, faith leaders, and community activists strategizing and planning for a complete count of Newburgh for Census 2020. Activities include outreach, events, and identifying Census Hubs within the community. The public is welcome to attend meetings and learn how to get involved. Follow Newburgh Counts on Facebook and Instagram to see what's happening near you. To learn more, reach out to Ann Sullivan, City of Newburgh Census Contact, listed:
- Census Week volunteers needed! Fill out the online form.
- Monday, July 27 - Bilingual Phone Bank (volunteers needed!).
Did you see the music video for Counted? This song about Census 2020 was written by local artist Mike Flowerz and the music video was filmed at the Activity Center on Washington Street. It's all about the importance of Census 2020. Watch the video and learn more about the inspiration behind Flowerz' creation.
Census Worker Verification
You may notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of preparations for the 2020 Census. Census Bureau employees will also be in the community to continue collecting information for the American Community Survey and other ongoing surveys.
If someone visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:
- First, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
- If you still have questions about their identity, you can contact your Regional Census Center to speak with a Census Bureau representative
Important 2020 Census Dates
- January 2020: The Census Bureau begins counting the population in remote Alaska.
- April 1, 2020: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
- April 2020: Census takers begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count.
- May 2020: The Census Bureau begins visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to make sure everyone is counted.
- December 2020: The Census Bureau delivers apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.
- March 31, 2021: By this date, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states. This information is used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes.
Email Ann Sullivan, Hudson Valley Civic Engagement Coordinator or call 917-974-7814 for more information.