By the Numbers: The 2020 Census

Feb 10, 2020


Every 10 years the census gives us an updated snapshot of the people who make up America, with details about their age, race, gender and income.

The federal government uses this data to determine how much funding to give each state, funding used for things like urban planning, rural development and education. But it’s not easy to make sure everyone is counted. 

We talk to census organizers and advocates about what it takes to make it happen, and what’s at stake. 

Produced by Drew Daudelin. 


Jill Carnell 
Executive Director, State Complete Count Committee

Andrea Watts 
Chief Communications Officer for the Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development

Miriam Acevedo Davis 
President and CEO, La Plaza

Tony Mason 
President and CEO, Indianapolis Urban League