As of August 25, 2020, the CENSUS 2020 response level in Lehigh County was 73.6%. If you haven't already taken the census, please consider taking it right now? Your participation will significantly increase the amount of federal funds our county receives. This funding improves all aspects of our lives - from infrastructure, to education and healthcare, parks & recreation, social services, rental assistance, and beyond. If you are not counted, the population in the county is under-represented and will result in an inaccurate distribution of money back into our area.
If you are a resident of Allentown, PLEASE take the census right now. As of August 25, 2020, Allentown's response level was 61.4%. Let's get that number raised into the 70s so that city programs, funded by grant dollars, can be replenished and increased.
IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY TAKEN THE 2020 CENSUS, PLEASE TAKE 10-MINUTES AND DO IT NOW? https://my2020census.gov
As part of its non-response follow-up, Census takers are scheduled to visit the non-responding household between August 11 – October 5, 2020 to ask a few questions and enter the answers on their secure Census Bureau smart phone.
If a family member is not home when the census taker visits, they will leave a notice of their visit along with information about how to respond online or by phone. As necessary, they will make additional visits to collect responses from the household.
Census takers will follow social distancing protocols and all applicable state and local requirements with regard to health and safety.
The Census Bureau is working to complete data collection as quickly and safely as possible while ensuring a complete and accurate count as it strives to comply with the laws and statutory deadlines.
Census taking ends 10/5/2020. If you still have not answered the census questions, please see this.
Although Allentown is mentioned, the message holds true throughout Lehigh County. Thank you.
This is the latest update on Census Operations called Update Leave, which will resume Monday, May 11th, throughout the Commonwealth. This operation is to occur in areas where the majority of housing units either do not have mail delivered to the physical location of the housing unit or the mail delivery information for the housing unit cannot be verified. The purpose of this operation is to leave a questionnaire package at every identified housing unit.
You are being asked to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the ID number included in the questionnaire packet. People receiving questionnaire packages can respond online, by phone or by using the paper form in the packet. Thank you.
WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU, LEHIGH COUNTY!
It is time to Make Your Count Matter by completing the 2020 Census for your household so our community will have a full, complete count. The Census is important to every person living in Lehigh County. As we are experiencing the hardships our healthcare networks and local businesses are going through, we must
Make Our Count Matter.
Our census count determines the money provided to our community for essential services such as healthcare, schools, meal programs, infrastructure and more. What we are learning as we overcome COVID-19, is that we must be prepared. Your participation in Census 2020 will be the first step in how we prepare for the next 10 years.
Complete the Census today online at: https://my2020census.gov or by phone at: 844-330-2020 (English) / 844-468-2020 (Spanish).
Telephone numbers for census questions or to take the 2020 Census over the phone:
Log onto: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html for a list of phone numbers to assist with language support.
Be counted! Lehigh County is counting on you!
Click here to see the interview with Lehigh County Executive Phillips M. Armstrong
THE GOVERNMENT CENTER IS CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE CENSUS HUB IS THEREFORE CLOSED UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT CENTER REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
There are eighteen CENSUS HUBS located throughout Allentown. Click here to find the one closest to your location.
The City of Allentown created the idea of having CENSUS HUBS so people in hard to count areas and who are without internet access can take the census online. Anyone can use the CENSUS HUB at the Lehigh County Government Center. Our building is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. It takes approximately 10 minutes to answer the 9 questions. Whomever is answering for the household should plan approximately 10-minutes per person who reside in the residence. All people sleeping under one roof can be counted on one census questionnaire.
TAKE THE CENSUS! BE COUNTED! LEHIGH COUNTY IS COUNTING ON YOU!
Data from the 2020 Census will affect the annual allocation of over $800 billion in federal funds for 300 federal programs which impact infrastructure, education, healthcare, and emergency services. Programs in the Lehigh Valley that rely on census data for the allocation of these funds include SNAP, CHIP, Medicaid, CDBG, school lunch programs, housing programs, public services, public improvements, Title 1, and special education funding - to name only a few.
The 2020 Census will be ON-LINE for the first time. Let's not allow something new to impact Lehigh County's representation in the census. On-line census responses are confidential (safe). Participating in the census is important and easy.
Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong's Complete Census Count Committee/ 2020 Census Kick-off meeting held August 21, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center.
See WFMZ's news clip of coverage of this important meeting
english language confidentiality fact sheet spanish language confidentiality fact sheet
Lehigh County Executive, Phillips M. Armstrong, is pleased to support the upcoming 2020 Census.
View Lehigh County's proclamation here.