Northside Counts! is an initative of the Northside Leadership Conference to ensure that every resident in the Northside is counted in the 2020 Census. 

Do you know how to fill out the 2020 Census? If not, keep reading! There are 4 ways to fill out the census.

  1. The first way is online by visiting 2020census.gov and entering the code that was sent through the mail. Then fill out the short questionnaire.
  2. The second way is to call 1-844-330-2020 and answer the questions over the phone.
  3. The third way is to fill out the paper questionnaire that is sent to your home if you do not fill it out online.
  4. The last way is through the Census Takers who visit your home or community events.

If you have any questions feel free to visit becounted2020.org.

 Let’s make sure everyone in the Northside is counted.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Census

Q:Will there be a citizenship question on the Census?

A: No. It will not ask for your social, citizenship status, or bank account. Do not give this information out. No Census employee will ask for this information. 

Q: Will the questionnaire ask for my social security number?

A: The Census will only ask how many people are living in your home, whether the home is owned with or without a mortgage, rented, or occupied with renters, a phone number for a person in the home, the name,age, gender, date of birth, and race of each person in the home, whether each person is Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino, and the relationship of each person in the home. 

Q: What kind of information will the Census be asking?

A: You will still be counted. You will receive the questionnaire in the mail if you have not filled it out online. If you do not fill it out online or by mail, a Census Bureau employee will visit your home in mid July for an in person questionnaire. 

Q: What if I don’t have internet access to fill out the Census?

A: No, by law, the Census is prohibited from sharing your information with anyone outside of the Bureau. 

Q: Will anyone else other than the census have access to my information?

A: No, there is no citizenship question.

Q: Why it is important to the Northside

A: The Census is very important to all communities, specifically the Northside. Census Data is used to provide funding for schools, healthcare, transportation, roads, housing, services for the elderly, and more. By filling out the questionnaire, you are providing data that will greatly improve the Northside. In 2018, over 2,300 children in Allegheny County received free breakfast and lunch during the summer. Initiatives like these are vital for our community.