April 1st is CENSUS DAY

Feb 26, 2020 | Blog

As you know, the 2020 Census is rapidly approaching. It is imperative that we count EVERY person in the Greater Houston area. The census results determine future federal funding for the next decade and we have to make sure our region gets its fair share. To do this, we need your help.

The Business Subcommittee of the Harris County/Houston Complete Count Committee is asking for your help to ensure that Harris County and Houston obtains a complete count! As a member of the greater Houston business community, I am contacting you on behalf of this critical effort. The subcommittee has developed a list of 20 simple ways that you can help our region secure a complete count. Please click the link to participate in a brief 2020 Census Commitment Survey. The survey includes ways your company can participate and the collateral needed to do so.

Making sure the count is accurate isn’t just a “nice thing to do”. It’s critical to the business community. According to the National Census Bureau, “businesses use population statistics to help decide where to add jobs or open new stores, offices or other businesses in communities across the country.” It is challenging to accomplish those tasks without accurate information. Accurate information comes from a complete count.

We ask that you share this survey with at least 5 other business owners of all sizes and types, especially those that serve hard-to-reach populations. Together we can move the needle in reaching every member of our community.

The task of counting millions of people accurately is a daunting one and the stakes are incredibly high. With your help, we will make sure that everyone counts. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Census collateral is available in FIVE different languages. For access to additional resources, please visit, https://www.harrishoustoncounts.com/resources.

For More Information, please feel free to contact Christina Cornelius, 773-447-8286, ccornelius@knudsonlp.com.

Important Dates

Census Day is April 1st 2020

March 12 – 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.

March 30 – April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days


April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people

May – July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted

December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law

March 31st, 2021: By this date, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states. This information is used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes