Get Counted

Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine the allocation of seats held by each state in the House of Representatives. An accurate census count is also vital to obtain federal funding for projects in Amherst and the region. The next federal census is April 1, 2020. 

  1. Everyone counts, Amherst is the 9th hardest to count City/Town in Massachusetts;
  2. It's about Fair Representation;
  3. It's in the Constitution;
  4. Your data are confidential;
  5. It's about redistricting;
  6. It means $675 billion in federal funding, $16 billion for Massachusetts or $2,372 per person per year. 

Upcoming Census Events

  • Census Press Conference, Amherst Town Hall - TBD

Questions? Contact us

Brianna Sunryd 

Email or (413) 259-3031

Shavena Martin

Email or (413) 259-3035

Athena O'Keeffe

Email or (413) 259-3209

Census Timeline

Fall 2019
Complete Count Committee Formation
Early Spring 2020
Advertising Begins
April 1, 2020
Census Day 
April-July 2020
Nonresponse Follow-up with Households
December 2020
Apportionment Counts Due
March 2021
Redistricting Counts to the States 

Hard to Count (HTC) Tracts in Amherst