Census 2020

MC counts. You count. Get counted.

Census Day is April 1, 2020

It is very important to fill out the 2020 Census form. Please fill out your form on April 1 or soon after.

Each person that does not fill out the form could result in approximately $2,000 less in federal funding per state each year.

What You Need to Know

  • Your data are confidential. Federal law protects your Census responses. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics.
  • You can respond online for the first time ever! You can also respond via mail or phone if you prefer.
  • It will only take a few minutes to fill out the form.
  • The Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, easy, and safe for all participants. Here are some tipsnew window to help you stay safe from fraud and scams.
  • Paper forms will be available in English and in Spanish, while the bureau collects responses in 11 additional languages online and by phone (Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese).
  • Video and printed guides will also be available in 59 non-English languages, and there will be a video in American Sign Language, plus a printed guide in braille.
Census 2020: MC Counts. You Count. Get Counted.

Census results impact:

  • Federal student loans
  • Federal research grants
  • Campus funding
  • Campus improvements, including labs, buildings, and classrooms
  • Health and social services
  • Federal legislation
  • Students’ future careers – many professionals are heavily dependent on Federal funding (e.g., medicine, social work, nursing, science, research, or public health)
  • and many other areas 

View the everyone counts in Montgomery County 2020 Census fact sheet, available in multiple languages:


MC Complete Count Committee

Wednesday, February 26, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Central Services, E301
9221 Corporate Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850

Contact: Karla Silvestre

MC Libraries Census Days

Wednesday, April 1, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Germantown Campus, HS 107
Rockville Campus, MT 205
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, RC 211

Contact: Gloria Bonilla

Census Festivals

Census Festivals will take place on each campus in April. Each festival takes place from 12-2 p.m. Check this webpage again soon for more information about these events. 

Tuesday, April 21: Germantown Campus
Wednesday, April 22: Rockville Campus
Thursday, April 23: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Contact: Nik Sushka

See Events Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)


List of Ready to Use Census 2020 Assignments (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Census Fact Sheet for Immigrant Community (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

If you would like to request an overview Census presentation or would like faculty Census resources, please email Karla Silvestre.