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Census 2020

ICD Online / Census 2020

#UnitedWeCountDetroit #BeCountedDetroitCensus2020

Census 2020 is live and we want to make sure that every person in Michigan is counted! In light of COVID-19 developments, we understand that folks have other things on their mind right now. However, we want to encourage our communities to look ahead to the future and what an accurate count will mean for us here in Michigan. We are striving for an 82% self-response rate (and are currently at an average response rate of 27.6%). Here are three things you can do to help get the word out!
  • Email, text, or call your friends and family to remind them to complete the census! We have time on our hands and we need to stay connected to our networks now more than ever. This is also a great excuse to check in with your communities and be there for each other in these uncertain times (while reminding them why the census is so important!) 
  • Share these upcoming virtual town halls that will discuss the importance the 2020 Census has for Michigan’s future!
  • Share these video guides to completing the 2020 Census Online – available in different languages! These videoguides provide a step-by-step explanation on how to complete each census question.
Wishing you all good health and safety in these challenging times. 

City of Detroit – Office of Immigrant Affairs and Economic Inclusion, ICD – Islamic Center of Detroit and IIMD – International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit supporting the complete count of our immigrant community.

Our #Unitedwecountdetroit partners, the ICD – Islamic Center of Detroit have a census kiosk! Make sure you are counted in the 2020 census.

We thank to our partners Roberto Torres and Barb Matney and Denise Madewell.


Exciting planning meeting this evening with the Warrendale Community Inclusion Project team. Theirs is a call to action. Also, I’m so happy to see the Be Counted Detroit Census kiosk is in place to count the families and guests of the Islamic Center of Detroit. The shades came out when they asked how I voted! #BeCountedDetroit2020 #UnitedWeCountDetroit#ImmigrantInclusion



Too much is at stake for Detroiters to ignore the Census!

The federal government allocates $675 billion in 132 programs based on the Census count.

Funding for Medicaid, school lunches, special education funding, police and fire is based on the Census count.

The undercount in 2010 cost Detroit at least $300 million during the last decade.

Complete the census today! Go online 💻 at or📱call 844-330-2020.


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As our 2020 Census field operations are currently suspended, we are encouraging community members to self-respond to the Census questionnaire online (  English language telephone assistance is available (844.330.2020), and Arabic language telephone assistance is available (844.416.2020).   Also, there are still 2020 Census job opportunities and we are accepting applications at if your community members are interested in applying.


If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 313-584-4143 or email us at

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