• The 2020 Census is now open—and its results have deep impacts on the Poughkeepsie City Schools and the City of Poughkeepsie. Please make sure that you are COUNTED and that you are getting the word out about the census.

    This site provides information and resources to help educate our community on the importance of the census, how to be COUNTED, and resources that can be used to increase awareness.



    Census 101: What You Need to Know– Starring Poughkeepsie City School District’s own Mario Johnson, ELT Project Coordinator.



    Census 101 | English | Spanish | French | Haitian Creole | Korean | Japanese | Polish | Portuguese | Russian

    How the 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond | English | Spanish

    Census Four Ways to Respond

    The 2020 Census and Confidentiality | English | Spanish - The law is clear–no personal information can be shared. This flyer outlines laws and requirements for the protection of personal information collected during the Census.


    Where You are Counted Matters - Brochure for different living situations.

    Dutchess County Census Brochure  - English 

    Dutchess County Census Brochourse - Spanish


    PowerPoint Presentations

    Census PCSD Board Presentation


    K-12 Lessons

    Lessons & Activities about the Census - The Census' Statistics in Schools (SIS) curriculum provides activities designed specifically to spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children. Activities are available for K-12 students, Pre-K students, and English Learners

    Parent toolkits - Tips and instruction on how to use and adapt activities for at-home use. 

    What Do I Need to Do to Be COUNTED.

    You are COUNTED by :


    Logging Online https://www.2020census.gov/



    Field workers may also visit your home to assist you in counting.