We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner, NAC will be working to ensure that our network of caregivers and advocates are accurately represented. Every 10 years, the Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, and schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in the government.

From the survey results in our report with AARP, Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, we know that resources that support caregivers matter to you. Data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau help inform planning efforts for these important community resources, which include:

  • Medicaid and Medicare health insurance programs
  • Housing assistance for older adults and people with disabilities
  • Special education programs
  • Nutrition benefits
  • Home-delivered meals, community center lunches, and adult daycare services

Why you should be counted

Here’s a video and a few reasons to take into consideration:

This decennial’s census is happening now! Make sure you’re counted! An accurate snapshot means that communities—and caregivers—across the nation receive the funding, services, and support they deserve and need. See more about how taking the Census can impact your community here.

For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You may learn more about responding here.  You’ll still be able to respond by mail. Remember, your responses are confidential.


  1. Response Rates

Is your community responding to the 2020 Census? The 2020 Census is more than a population count; it’s an opportunity to shape the future of our community. The Census Bureau is challenging everyone to help ensure a complete and accurate count in 2020. Visit the 2020 Census response rate map to see how cities and towns across the country—including yours—are responding compared to our community.

  1. General FAQ
  2. Information on Confidentiality
  3. Counting Your Children Factsheet
  4. Complex Households One-pager
  5. Become a 2020 Census Partner!

While you are keeping tabs on local response rates, encourage others to respond to the 2020 Census. Through your social media channels, you can tell everyone that you will complete the 2020 Census and why it’s important that they respond too. Visit https://2020census.gov/how-to-help to find out how to get the word out.

You can also learn more about becoming a 2020 Census partner here!