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The 2020 Census is Ending.

The 2020 Census is ending today. Thursday October 15th.  Technically, the deadline Fri. Oct. 16 at 6:00 AM New York time to self-report ONLINE at My2020Census.gov, but the deadline is Thursday for other methods.

NYC's response rate stands at 61.4%.  Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, fill it out now: http://my2020census.gov.

The Census Bureau announced it will keep accept responses online at My2020Census.gov until the following days and times.

Specifically:

  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 16, 2020 through 5:59 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020.
  • Visit 2020Census.gov to respond today.
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time Click here for schedule and a list of numbers. You have the option of completing the questionnaire by phone. To begin, call 844-330-2020, or call the number associated with your preferred language.  
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently updating 2020Census.gov, Census.gov, as well as all external and internal guidance to reflect the schedule update.

WHY?

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a request from the Trump administration to halt the census count while an appeal plays out over a lower court's order that it continue.

The administration had asked the high court for "immediate relief" because a lower court order would have required the census count to continue until October 31. The Trump administration argued that would have prevented Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from delivering a count of the nation's population to President Donald Trump by December 31.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the order, fearing that the shortened timeline would produce inaccurate results.