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Be Counted! U.S. Census Deadline is September 30

Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Census deadline has been extended to September 30. If you have not yet completed the census, this is your chance to be counted! Individuals may respond to the census by mail, by phone, or online at

The results of the census determine congressional representation as well as federal funding for states and communities. Every year, more than $675 billion goes toward hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and more. 

It’s incredibly important that every household in our community completes the 2020 Census to make sure everyone is counted – especially children. This data will impact federal funding to the Great Neck school community over the next ten years.  

State and federal decision-makers rely on census data to figure out how to distribute hundreds of billions of dollars for programs and services that are critical for schools, students and younger children, including special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance, and more. 

The census is conducted every 10 years and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The purpose of the census is to count every person living in the United States. Responses are kept confidential and the Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information. Census data is authorized for statistical purposes only.