2020 census

Respond to the 2020 Census by September 30, Your Response Matters!


The 2020 Census is happening now! Take 10 minutes to complete 10 questions and support your community for the next 10 years. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. Visit my2020census.gov (click here for Spanish) to begin online.

CCE Ulster is asking that you, your family, and friends respond to the 2020 Census! You have the power to shape the next 10 years by providing population data that drives decision making such as how many representatives each state has in the House of Representatives, how much funding should be allocated to education, hospitals, parks, libraries, infrastructure, and much more!

This is the first year the Census has been made available online, though you can still respond by telephone or mail. The Census is a nonpartisan government agency bound by law to keep your information confidential. When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are only used to produce statistics.

The 2020 Census does not ask your citizen status and non-citizens should still complete the census if they resided in the US as of April 1, 2020! You may have questions about your circumstance and how to respond, such as if you're in the military, a college student, you had a baby, living at multiple residences, etc. All of those answers can be found on the Who Should Count page! You only have one chance to fill this out every 10 years. Time is running out and your community needs you! Respond by the deadline, September 30!

For more information, you can visit the 2020 Census website (click here for Spanish) and visit our website. You can always reach out to us and we will help you find answers. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee.. what are you waiting for?

Please Note: One person should respond for each home. That person must be at least 15 years old. They should live in the home or place of residence themselves and know general information about each person living there. (For more information, visit Questions Asked.)

Ulster County Response Rates are Below the National Average


Click here to view the interactive map.

Who Should Be Counted and Where?

You should be counted where you were living and sleeping most of the time as of April 1, 2020. If you are responding for your home, count everyone who was living and sleeping there most of the time as of April 1, 2020. This includes young children, foster children, roommates, and any family members or friends who are living with you, even temporarily.

Please note that if someone was staying with you temporarily on April 1 due to the COVID-19 situation, they should be counted where they usually live. This includes college students, who should still be counted at school, even if they are home early because of the COVID-19 situation. If they live in student housing, the college will count them. If they live off campus, they should complete the census for their off-campus address and include any roommates or other people living there.

If someone is staying with you on April 1 who doesn’t have a usual home elsewhere, please include them in your response.

People in some living situations—including students, service members, and people in health care facilities—may have questions about how to respond or where they should count themselves. You may also have questions if you recently moved, have multiple residences, or have no permanent address.

For more information, please visit Who to Count.

Language Support

You can complete the census online or by phone in 13 different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.

In addition, bilingual invitations and paper questionnaires in English and Spanish will be sent to select areas of the country.

To help you respond, the Census Bureau also offers webpages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in Braille and large print. Visit Language Support to learn more.


Tara Kleinhans
Public Relations & Development Manager
(845) 705 - 0672

Last updated September 2, 2020