Census CRUNCH! — Deadline to submit is October 15th


Updated on 10.14.2020 when the Supreme Court ruled to change the DEADLINE to October 15.

originally published on 09.18.20,
previously updated on 10.13.2020, to inform the DEADLINE had changed from September 30 to October 31st

Something that takes less than 10 minutes and does a community a world of good should be an easy sell. However, COVID-19 reined in 2020 Census takers door-to-door and other person-to-person campaigns so that in late July NYC calculated only 53% had participated.

As of this writing the 2020 Census must be submitted by September 30 October 31st October 15. The latest change in deadlines came from the Supreme Court of the United States. It ruled against the deadline October 31st deadline from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on September 24 who ruled that the original extended deadline established in spring should be upheld. On October 7, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel in San Francisco upheld the deadline extension part Koh’s ruling.

The Census Bureau stated in a press release published after the ruling that:

  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (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 on October 15, 2020. Click here for schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
  • Nonresponse Followup census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.

It takes only about a dozen clicks on this site and you’re done: https://2020census.gov . You don’t even need to dig up the form that was mailed to you.

All members of households must be counted. All ages and all nationalities regardless of immigration status. Your privacy is protected under law.

This count is what establishes how many government representatives a community gets. Right now it looks like Florida and Montana will be losing congressional seats. The count also is a factor for allocation of funding for public services. If you want your schools and hospitals to have the capacity to serve your community’s population, there needs to be an accurate count.

You can fill out the census at: https://2020census.gov If you have any questions or need assistance St. Nicks Alliance will help. Call : 718-388-9190 ext. 690


Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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