An accurate count of a city’s population is not only imperative for the government to function properly, it is also the basis for funding and federal benefits offered to communities. The current response rate for North Miami Beach was 58.3% as of September 13, 2020. Our city goal is to reach 100% before September 30, 2020.
Here’s how the census works. Every household should have received an invitation to participate in the census. You can participate online, by phone, or by mail.
When filling out the census for your home, you should count everyone who is living there as of April 1, 2020, including any friends or family members who are living or sleeping in your residence most of the time. Make sure you count roommates, all children, and newborns.
The questions asked on the census are basic demographics, such as name, age, sex, and race, along with questions regarding the number of people living in the home and homeownership. Please remember, the census does not ask any questions regarding citizenship status.
If you haven’t completed the 2020 Census yet, you can still respond online, by phone, or by mail. If a census taker comes to your home, please cooperate.
It is written in the U.S. Constitution that every 10 years, the country must conduct a population study. You might wonder why it matters so much if you are counted or not. The census provides a wealth of data, which determines how billions of dollars in federal funding are spent in communities on hospitals, schools, roads, and other resources.
This census is going to influence the next 10 years of your life. Wouldn’t you want to be included? To learn more about the 2020 census, visit 2020census.gov. Be counted North Miami Beach.
When you respond to the census, you help the community get its fair share of the nearly $700 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs. Federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties, and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race, and other factors. The North Miami Beach community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. Be counted.
If you are curious about the impact on your community responding to the 2020 Census? Stay up to date with a map of self-response rates below or visit: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html
The table below lists the top five states with the highest total response rates and is updated daily. Our goal is to be apart of this list. We encourage others in our community to respond so we too can be included in the next update.
Getting an accurate census count gives the city more funding for:
• Neighborhood improvements
• Public health
• And more
In 2020, you will be able to respond to the census online. You will also be able to respond by mail. If you need any assistance with the census, we have staff at each of our community centers and NMB Library who can help. For more information, please call the City’s Census Hotline at (305) 919-3703.
Information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond form your home. Our goal is 50,000 plus 1. You can fill out the questionnaire here: https://my2020census.gov/
It is against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household. By law, your responses cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce statistics. For more information on census privacy, please visit: https://www.census.gov/about/policies/privacy.html
Contribute to the fabric of our community by becoming a member of the Census Team. To apply or for more information, please visit https://www.census.gov/jobs
View these videos to learn how you can shape the future of your city North Miami Beach by responding to the 2020 Census.