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2020 Census

Why it’s Important to Be Counted in the 2020 Census


DPSCD is committed to educating our students on the importance of getting involved in the election process, registering to vote, and making sure our city is fully counted when it comes to the 2020 Census.

 The City of Detroit is gearing up for the 2020 U.S. Census, the nationwide count done once each decade of every person living in the United States.

Every Detroiter needs to be counted, no matter their age, income, type of residency or immigration status.

An accurate count of the population of Detroit is critical. The city’s population number determines how many lawmakers the city gets in Lansing and Washington, D.C., and how much federal funding the city receives for programs that serve Detroiters every day, from nutrition and housing assistance to roads and schools.

The questions can be complete online or in person throughout Detroit. Learn more about the Be Counted Detroit Census 2020 here.