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Raise the Count, Fort Lauderdale! Complete the 2020 Census

Post Date:June 26, 2020 2:25 PM

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Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a population count, or a census, of every person living in the U.S. and in the U.S. territories. The 2020 Census will count our population based on where people lived on April 1, 2020, whether or not they are U.S. citizens.  

The City of Fort Lauderdale is counting on its residents to complete their 2020 Census, which is required by law. The census is quick, easy, and secure, and provides everyone with an opportunity to shape the future.

A complete and accurate count of Fort Lauderdale's residents ensures our community gets its fair share of billions of dollars in federal funding for public safety, infrastructure, schools, housing, roads, healthcare, public service programs, hospitals, disaster recovery, and emergency readiness for pandemics like COVID-19. The census population count also determines how many seats Florida will get in Congress, which provides the state with more influence on important issues, and potentially more Electoral College votes.

Help shape the future of Fort Lauderdale. Please complete your census today. The more accurate the City's 2020 count, the more equitable its share of federal funds will be for the next 10 years.  

It's Never Been Easier to Respond 

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Online at

Respond toll-free by phone from 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
1-844-330-2020 (English)
1-844-468-2020 (Spanish)
1-844-477-2020 (Haitian Creole)
1-844-474-2020 (Portuguese)
(phone numbers in other languages)

 Mail back your census questionnaire

Census Information is Confidential

  • Census responses are confidential and can only be used to produce numbers. 
  • Don’t be afraid to be counted, even if you are not a legal citizen of the U.S. No court or law enforcement agency – not even the President of the United States – can access your individual responses, which under Title 13 remain confidential for 72 years.
  • Your census responses cannot be shared with immigration enforcement agencies, law enforcement agencies or be used to determine eligibility for government benefits.
  • Census workers are subject to a $250,000 fine and/or a five-year sentence for disclosing any information that could identify an individual respondent or household.

More Information

Learn more about the 2020 Census, fraud and scams, and the City's current response rates.

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