New Report on the Importance of 2020 Census Response to New York City

The chairs of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the House Democratic Caucus released a staff report highlighting “the potential costs” of a 2020 Census “undercount for New York City” and stressing “the importance of New Yorkers completing their Census forms.”

According to the report, “Every person in New York City must be counted. The Census is used to distribute over $1.5 trillion in federal funding. An incomplete count could cost the City its fair share of that funding. Missing just one person in the City could reduce education funding by $2,295, and job training by $281.”

Moreover, “[i]f there is just a 1% undercount in 2020, the City’s schools could lose nearly $7.3 million in federal funding… the equivalent of all the textbooks that 29,000 students would need in a school year,” and if “there is just a 1% undercount in 2020, the City could lose more than 3.7 million in federal funding” for jobs programs.

Read the report: “It’s Time to Fill Out Your 2020 Census Form: Why a Complete Count is Essential for New York City.”