About the Office of the Census


Our Mission

The New York City Office of the Census, led by Director Julie Menin, is focused on ensuring a fair and accurate population count of New York City through the federal 2020 Census survey. Required by the U.S. Constitution, the decennial survey’s data determines how over $700 billion for federally funded programs is distributed nationwide. These funds support public schools, public housing, senior centers, Medicaid, roads and bridges, and more. The New York City Office of the Census coordinates the efforts among civic, community, labor, faith-based, and all relevant stakeholders to get every New Yorker counted and make certain that New York City gets its fair share.