2020 Census

Take the 2020 Census today. It is short and simple! Make it count.

For additional information, visit Cornell’s 2020 Census FAQs2020Census.gov.

Check out this 95 second Census form step-by-step clip.


Students count at school! Music by Anne Dodson, Bard College ’23.

Data is important. The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. Cornell’s Program on Applied Demographics is tracking the New York Census self-response rate by tract.

Impact your community. School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.


College studCensus imageents who live away from home should be counted at the on- or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time, even if they are at home on April 1, 2020. If they live in housing designed for college students (such as dorms and apartments with “by-the-bed” leases), they will be counted as part of the Group Quarters Operation. You will be counted by Cornell.

If you live off campus in housing that is not designed for college students (such as a private house or apartment), you should count yourself at that address. If you have not confirmed your apartment – simply note that you will be living in an apartment near the Cornell University campus. Take the 2020 Census.

College students who are living or studying abroad outside the United States on April 1, 2020, are not counted in the census.

Foreign students living and attending school in the United States should be counted at the on- or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time.