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Complete the 2020 Census online now.

The 2020 Census is here and data will impact our community for the next 10 years. The Census Bureau is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19), and the health, safety and well-being the public is top priority. The goal is to:

  • Implement guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.
  • Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.

Due to the widespread effect of COVID-19, the dates have been shifted slightly, and residents will have more time to respond. You now have through October 31 to respond online, via phone or by mail.

Access to computers and services at Miami-Dade County libraries is not available due to library closures related to COVID-19. To complete the census by phone, please call:

  • English: 844-330-2020
  • Spanish: 844-468-2020
  • Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a nationwide count to determine the number of people living in the United States, and everyone in your household should be included. The census provides the basis for distributing billions of dollars in federal funding for hospitals, schools, roads, public works, reapportioning Congressional seats and other vital programs.

Your response to the census is confidential and protected by federal law. Learn more about the ways in which the results of the 2020 Census will directly affect communities.

Taking the census is safe and easy. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics. By law, your information cannot be shared with immigration enforcement agencies, law enforcement agencies, or be used to determine your eligibility for government benefits. The Census Bureau protects information that identifies respondents or their households for 72 years. The questionnaire contains a few simple questions and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Get informed and be ready. Our County is counting on you to get counted.

News & Events

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Press Conference
Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo hosted a press conference at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., to inform residents the 2020 Census is less than a month away. Participation is crucial to ensure Miami-Dade County receives its fair share of federal funding to support local services and infrastructure as well as proper representation in Congress.
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Launching the 2020 Census in Our County
The County has been planning extensive outreach efforts throughout the coming year to encourage all residents to participate in the Census. Participation is crucial to ensure Miami-Dade County receives its fair share of federal funding to support local services and infrastructure as well as proper representation in Congress. On April 1, Commissioner Bovo hosted a press conference to kick off the County's Census 2020 Task Force outreach efforts.
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About the 2020 Census

As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.