Thursday, June 4: The Mayor has extended a mandatory citywide curfew. Effective at 8:00 p.m. through tomorrow at 6 a.m. Only people with essential duties will be permitted outdoors.
In effect: 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 to 6:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5
In effect: 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 01 until further notice

Philly Counts 2020

Ensuring that every Philadelphian is counted in the 2020 Census.

About

Philly Counts 2020 is the City’s effort to support the next United States Census. By working closely with community members and partners, this program aims to:

  • Increase understanding about the importance of the census.
  • Educate the public on how to participate.
  • Ensure responses from the public for a fair and accurate count.
  • Support filling census jobs.

The program is guided by the Complete Count Committee. Led by Mayor Kenney, this group provides recommendations and focuses on historically hard-to-count areas of the City.

Community Response Captain Program

In April, Philly Counts launched the COVID-19 Community Response Captain Program. Similar to the Census Champion Training Program, Community Response Captains will be trained to provide support in their communities during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Below you will find the most updated resources:

Connect

Email census@phila.gov

Why the census matters

Every 10 years, the United States Constitution requires a count (or "census") of all residents. The census collects details on the entire country’s population. This information is used to:

  • Determine representation in Congress.
  • Distribute more than $675 billion in federal funding to states and communities.
  • Allocate resources for job creation, housing, infrastructure, and more.

In this way, the census significantly impacts Philadelphia and its communities. A complete and accurate count is vital.

Responding to the census

The Constitution mandates that all people be counted every 10 years. You should respond to the census regardless of your immigration status, housing insecurity, age, race, or ability.

It is important to know that all census data is protected by federal law and is used for statistical purposes only. It cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.

1
You’ll receive a postcard in the mail from the Census Bureau.

In March 2020, you will receive a postcard in the mail. You can use the code on the postcard to respond to the survey online. If you prefer, you can call the number on the postcard and submit your responses over the phone. These are the best ways to be included in the count for your neighborhood.

2
Fill out the survey.

The 2020 Census should take about 10 minutes to complete. You can respond to the census online or by phone in 12 different languages.

3
Respond by April 1.

Respond to the census promptly and encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same.

If you do not respond to the postcard, additional steps will be taken to ensure you are counted. These steps include mailing a paper form and knocking on your door to offer in-person assistance. If you have any trouble completing the survey, you should email census@phila.gov.

Get involved

Events

  • Jun
    8
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    June 8, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Jun
    15
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    June 15, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Jun
    22
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    June 22, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Jun
    29
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    June 29, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Jul
    6
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    July 6, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Jul
    13
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    July 13, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Jul
    20
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    July 20, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Jul
    27
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    July 27, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Aug
    3
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    August 3, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Aug
    10
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    August 10, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Aug
    17
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    August 17, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Aug
    24
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    August 24, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here

  • Aug
    31
    Philly Counts Partner Update Call
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philly Counts Partner Update Call

    August 31, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour

    This registration is for our recurring weekly census update call on Mondays at 2:00pm. This registration will automatically register you for our Weekly Census Update calls moving forward. In the future, you will still receive email reminders about the calls and your dial-in phone and PIN numbers. In this call, we will share updates about Philly Counts operations and planning, 2020 Census operations and self-response rate changes, as well as share ways you can get involved with Philly Counts.


    Register here


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