Time is Running Out for Detroit Residents to Complete Their 2020 Census

Census Ends Sept. 30 

With a little over a month left before the 2020 Census ends Sept. 30, Detroit officials are imploring residents to complete the Census online, by phone or at one of 30 kiosks located across the city. It’s just that simple, officials say.  

“We are hoping that Detroiters will see the urgency and importance of the Census and respond before time runs out,” said Victoria Kovari, Census Director for the City of Detroit. Detroit’s Census response rate stands at 48.9 percent. 

Over the next five weeks, residents can expect to see both official U.S. Census Bureau  enumerators and volunteer canvassers in bright gold Census t-shirts fanning out across the city in all-out effort to increase the response rate.  Census volunteers also will work feverishly through door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, visiting area grocery stores and attending large-scale events to get residents to complete the Census on the spot. 

Residents can complete the Census right from their home by: 

  • Going online to: my2020census.gov 
  • Calling (844) 330-2020 (English) 
  • Calling (844) 468-2020 (Spanish) 
  • Completing the form that was mailed to their home 

In addition, there are 30 Census kiosks across the city where residents can complete the Census in 5-10 minutes.  Those locations are: 

District 1

  • Apollo Market, 20250 W. Seven Mile Road, 48219
  • Digimax, 18461 W. McNichols Road, 48219 

District 2

  • Savon Foods, 18000 Livernois, 48221 
  • Imperial Fresh Market, 14424 Schaefer Hwy., 48227 
  • Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, 48235 (2 kiosks)

District 3

  • The Matrix Employment Center/ Osborn, 13560 E. McNichols Road, 48205 
  • Imperial Foods, 5800 Caniff, 48212 
  • Imperial Supermarket, 1940 E. Eight Mile Road, 48234 
  • Pick and Save Supermarket, 7404 E. Seven Mile Road, 48234 

District 4

  • Gratiot Rigley Drugs, 12278 Gratiot Avenue, 48205 
  • Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner, 48213 
  • Delpointe Food Center, 16700 Harper, 48224 

District 5

  • Parkway Food Store, 11250 E. Jefferson Avenue, 48214 
  • Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (Lobby), 2 Woodward Avenue, 48226 
  • Lafayette Foods, 1565 E. Lafayette, 48207 
  • Detroit Water and Sewerage Customer Care Center, 735 Randolph St., 48226 
  • Wayne County Treasurer, 400 Monroe, 48226 
  • 36th District Court, 421 Madison St., 48226 

District 6

  • University Foods, 1131 W. Warren Avenue, 48201 
  • Family Food Superstore, 8665 Rosa Parks Blvd., 48206 
  • (CHASS) Community Health and Social Service Center, 5635 Fort Street, 48209 
  • Detroit Community Health Connection, 6550 W. Warren Avenue, 48210 
  • Prince Valley Market, 5391 Michigan Avenue, 48210 
  • DDOT Rosa Parks Transit Center, 360 Michigan Avenue, 48226
  • Wayne State University - Student Center, 5221 Gullen Mall, 48202

District 7 

  • Detroit Association of Black Organizations, 12048 Grand River Avenue, 48204 
  • Islamic Center, 14350 Tireman Avenue, 48228 
  • Saturn Super Foods, 20221 Joy Road, 48228 
  • Grand Price Market, 12955 Grand River Avenue, 48227 

As a part of the Census effort, the City’s Census office held a neighborhood contest and awarded $1000 each to 25 community groups  with the highest increase in Census response compared to their 2010 response rate. A total of 115 groups entered the contest. 

Although the neighborhood contest ended in July, community leaders are still working to increase the response rate in their neighborhoods. 

Gwendolyn Winston said, “We are coordinating more outreach campaigns on behalf of the Everyone Counts Coalition (Detroit) -- phone banking to cell phones will be done next week.” The Everyone Counts Coalition in the Bagley Neighborhood is one of the contest winners.  

Barb Matney said, “The Warrendale Community Organization was proud to participate and will continue to promote the Census until Sept. 30.”  

The Neighborhood Census Contest winners are: 

  • In Memory of Community Garden 
  • Warrendale Community Association 
  • North Rosedale Park Civic Association  
  • O'Hair Park Community Association 
  • Far West Detroit Civic Association 
  • Joy Community Association 
  • Mohican Regent Residents Association 
  • East English Village Association 
  • Minock Park Block Association 
  • Warrendale Warriors Radio Patrol 
  • Evergreen Block Club 
  • San Bernardo Park Association 
  • Esper Block Club (Aviation Sub)  
  • University District Community Association 
  • College Park Community Association 
  • Greenacres Woodward Community Association 
  • West Outer Dr. Civic Association 
  • Everyone Counts Coalition (Bagley)  
  • Crary-St Marys Community Council 
  • MacDowell Community Council 
  • Core City Neighborhoods 
  • District 7 Association 
  • Yorkshire Woods Community Association 
  • Berg-Lahser Community Association 
  • Schaefer 7-8 Lodge Association