2020 Census - Maryland Catholic Conference

You matter. Get counted!  

Every 10 years, everyone residing in the United States has a chance to be counted. The 2020 Census' impact on our communities and our nation is profound. Participation in the count:

The 2020 Census count will help to direct funding for programs and services that provide a benefit to all of us, as well as assistance to the most vulnerable among us. It also helps to provide each community a voice, so participation is power. Each person of faith can do his or her part in raising a voice for others by participating in the 2020 Census and by encouraging others to do so. 

Why does the Catholic Church care about the Census?

  • The count influences legislative representation at all levels of government, where decisions about the common good and the most vulnerable are often made
  • The Catholic Church relies on an accurate census to more effectively serve those in need
  • Undercounting households leads to underfunding critical programs and services
  • Our community benefits from everyone being counted, and we have one chance in a decade to get it right.


In Fiscal Year 2016, Maryland received more than $16 billion through federal programs that used 2010 census data.

To learn more, visit: census.maryland.gov. To get counted, visit 2020census.gov

Resources for Parishes and Catholic Organizations


Draft Bulletin Announcements



Bulletin Insert




Anuncios de Boletín




Insertar Boletín




US Bishops Urge All to be Counted




Faith Toolkit






Census 2020: Important, Easy and Safe




Importante Fácil y Seguro






The Census is Important for Business




El censo es important para los Negocios






Sample 2020 Census Questionnaire




The 2020 Census is accessible for everyone