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City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020

Information about the City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020.

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The United States Constitution requires that every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau count every person in the nation. A complete and accurate count of our population is essential because this count is used to distribute federal dollars and political representation for the next 10 years. New Mexico receives more than $7.8 billion dollars per year from the federal government. For every person we do not count, we will lose $3,745 per year. That means the City of Albuquerque could lost $165 million annually, and Bernalillo County could lose $200 million.

We need your help to make sure every person in our community is counted. In these pages, you will find toolkits and links to information and instructions on how to fill out the census questionnaire to make sure hard-to-count populations are counted.

How are Urban Native Americans Counted?

Two women and a man talking in Civic Plaza.

Learn more: Counting Native Americans

What Do Immigrants Need to Know?

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Learn more: Census Information for Immigrants

How will homeless and transient populations be counted?

Two women taking notes as an outreach team member speaks with a homeless individual.

Learn more: Counting Homeless Populations

How can people who don’t speak or read English be counted?

A mother and her daughter standing in front of a tent as a woman eats lunch on a carpet in the shade.

Learn More: the Census in Non-English Languages

Counting everyone in One Albuquerque

A woman raising her hand with the peace sign in a march for black voting rights.

Learn more: Counting Everyone

2020 Complete Count Committee

Complete Count Committee Tile

Learn more: Complete Count Committee

Hard To Count Census Blocks in Albuquerque/Bernalillo County

The following map identifies city and county census blocks that had low response rates for the last decennial census in 2010. The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County have teamed up to support a Census 2020 Complete Count Campaign to help increase the 2020 Census response rate in these census blocks.

A map of Hard to Count Communities for the 2020 Census

Download this map in PDF format.

Census Assistance Centers in Albuquerque/Bernalillo County

The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County have teamed up to support a Census 2020 Complete Count Campaign. The following map identifies Census Assistance Centers. These centers are available to help community members complete the census online or by phone. Staff at each site are available to assist with information and computers with internet access wherever possible.

Please Note:

  • All City and County libraries will be closed through April 15
  • Indoor cultural facilities including the Albuquerque Museum, Explora, Balloon Museum, Casa San Isidro, are closed through April 15, except for limited registration programming.
  • Community centers will be closed for general admission from March 14 to April 15. Adult programs and rentals are closed during this time period.

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