2020 Census

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Latest updates according to New Mexico state demographer and head of UNM’s Geospatial and Population Studies Robert Rhatigan:

The NM response rate is 10% behind the national average. But there is a very good reason for this: 18% of NM households have not received their census invitation because of the suspension of field operations. NM has the 4th highest percentage of households that have yet to receive their invite. There is clear and direct relationship between homes not yet invited and low response. This is true at the state and county level – see attached tables.
Everyone now has until Oct 31 to respond. However, we have to keep encouraging response from every household/student that has been invited. As for info specific to college students, see here:

#UNMCENSUS2020 is the university's initiative to ensure that every Lobo counts, particularly those who have been historically undercounted within New Mexico.

Every Lobo CountsTo help raise awareness of the roles students can play in the 2020 Census, the UNM Complete Count Committee threw a virtual block party on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the virtual block party! The block party celebration included:

2020 Census is Here!

The self-response period for the 2020 Census has started and people can now begin to respond to the Census in one of three ways: online, by paper, or by phone.

In an effort to leverage some of the trusted messengers in our communities, Rep. Deb Haaland recorded a special video message to encourage New Mexicans to participate in the census, and in doing so, ensuring billions in federal funding make their way to our communities for the next 10 years.

2020 Census Phone Numbers

  • English: 844-330-2020
  • Spanish: 844-468-2020
  • Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
  • Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
  • Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
  • Korean: 844-392-2020
  • Russian: 844-417-2020
  • Arabic: 844-416-2020
  • Tagalog: 844-478-2020
  • Polish: 844-479-2020
  • French: 844-494-2020
  • Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
  • Portuguese: 844-474-2020
  • Japanese: 844-460-2020

To complete the 2020 Census over the phone with a Census Questionnaire Assistance representative, call 1-844-330- 2020. If you would like more information about the 2020 Census, including partnering with the Census Bureau or job-related questions, please visit the 2020 Census Contact Us page.

Why Is An Accurate Count Urgent for the Future of New Mexico?

Below are some talking points compiled by the UNM 2020 Census Complete Count Committee and our partners for use by students, staff, faculty, and community. Thank you!

Decennial Census count is part of the formula for distribution of federal funds to states and local communities.

New Mexico receives over $7 billion each year through federal programs which benefit the entire community: health care, nutrition, highways, education, housing, jobs and more that allocate funds on per capita basis.  icountnm.gov/why-is-the-census-important

How to help!

Encourage your family and friends to respond to the census online beginning March 12, 2020.

Organizers at the October 2019 UNM Census recruitment table at the UNM SUBFor students living at the dorms:

  • Boarding school students below the college level should be counted at the home of their parents or guardians. 
  • College students who are living at home should be counted at their home address. 
  • College students who live away from home should count themselves at the on- or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time, even if they are home on April 1, 2020.
  • U.S. college students who are living and attending college outside the United States are not counted in the census.
  • Foreign students living and attending college in the United States should be counted at the on- or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time.

2020census.gov/en/who-to-count.html

College Towns Depend on Accurate Count of Students Living in Area

Official guide for Counting College Students

"Every 10 years, the U.S. Census makes its way into American households, representing the purported aim of our forefathers to see every person in the nation counted, and to use those numbers to determine representation in Congress. As the 2020 census approaches, mired in complications, many are wondering… just who does the census count, and who does it leave behind?" 

Dr. Nancy Lopez, The Importance of Being Counted

Census Jobs Available

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Apply to work with the U.S. Census bureau as a paid employee. There are thousands of job opportunities available in the state of New Mexico. These jobs are ideal for retirees, students, seniors and anyone who wants to work. 

See the pay rates

Can non-citizens be hired to work on the 2020 Census?
Yes, in certain circumstances. Consistent with law, the Census Bureau will hire non-citizen translators who are legally entitled to work in the U.S. on an as-needed-basis during 2020 peak f ield operations, if there are no available citizens who can be hired with the necessary non-English language skills.  Census Bureau systems are being updated to allow the recruiting and hiring of non-citizens in these situations.

Has the Census Bureau received an exemption from Congress to hire non-citizens for the 2020 Census?
Appropriations law requires that federal employees must be U.S. Citizens. The appropriations law permits the hiring of non-citizen translators if there are no available citizens who can be hired with the necessary non-English language skills. Consistent with law, the Census Bureau will hire non-citizen translators who are legally entitled to work in the U.S. on an as-needed-basis during the 2020 Census. As a point of reference, during the 2010 Census more than 700,000 people were hired to conduct the census and less than 4,000 non-citizen translators were hired. Census Bureau systems are being updated to allow the recruiting and hiring of non-citizens in these situations.

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UNM Census 2020 Complete Count Committee

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Date and Time:

  • May 20, 2020 09:00 AM

Videos


¿Y tú, que vas a marcar para el Censo 2020: Origen Hispano? Raza o color? 
IMPORTANT UPDATE
Since this video was produced, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that there is NO citizenship question on the 2020 Census
AVISO IMPORTANTE
Despues de producir este video la corte Suprema de los Estado Unidos declaró que  no hay pregunta sobre cuidadanía en el Censo 2020
(2018)

Why Does the Government Care About Race?
Origin of Everything, (2018)

Who Gets Counted and Why: Race, Ethnicity and Latinxs in the 2020 Census
Nancy López, University of Illinois at Chicago (2017)

The State of Hispanic Race and Ethnicity: Census 2020 - Session 1
Consortium for Race, Gender and Ethnicity Symposium, University of Maryland (2017)

The State of Hispanic Race and Ethnicity: Census 2020 - Session 2
Consortium for Race, Gender and Ethnicity Symposium, University of Maryland (2017)

The State of Hispanic Race and Ethnicity: Census 2020 - Session 3
Consortium for Race, Gender and Ethnicity Symposium, University of Maryland (2017)

2020 Census Panel Discussion
Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy Plural Perspectives on Health and Health Policy Conference (2011)

Current and Future Federal Standards for Data on Race and Ethnicity Panel Discussion
Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy Plural Perspectives on Health and Health Policy Conference, "2020 Census" (2011)

America's Statistical Races: Do We Still Need Them? Do We Still Want Them? Panel Discussion
Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy Plural Perspectives on Health and Health Policy Conference, "2020 Census" (2011)