The U.S. Census is a constitutionally mandated survey of the U.S. population held every 10 years to determine how Congressional seats are apportioned, and how over $700 billion in Federal funding is allocated to services such as healthcare, education and housing.
HyeCount is an Armenian community initiative to ensure a complete count of Armenians in the 2020 Census. A complete count of Armenians will result in tens of millions of dollars being allocated to services that impact our community.
Armenians have been historically under-counted in the Census, meaning our community has missed out on funding for services that support our community.
While we estimate there are over 1.5 million Armenians living in the United States, the 2010 Census reported fewer than 500,000. An accurate count of the Armenian community will ensure more funding is allocated to:
There are three ways to complete the Census this year.
For more detailed instructions go to hyecount.org/how-to-count
The information collected by the Census can never be used against you by the government or by a court of law. The information collected is completely secure, and by law can only be used to create statistical data that determines how federal funding is allocated and how congressional districts are apportioned.
You don't have to be a citizen to count in the Census, and the 2020 Census will not ask you about your citizenship status.
Yes. Everyone counts in the Census regardless of age or citizenship status. If you have young children, including newborns, make sure you count them as Armenian in the Census.
Yes, if you are a renter you will be counted in the Census. The Census is conducted on a household basis, so everyone living at your address, regardless of whether they rent or own, will be counted.
You are counted in the residence you will be staying at primarily as of April 1 (Census Day). If you are a student living on campus, or living temporarily with family, or have members of your family (such as parents or grandparents) staying with you then be sure to count.