Every ten years, the United States counts every person who is living in the country - including international students! The Census collects information that determines federal funding for things like roads, hospitals, mental health services, research grants, and much more. Your response to the 2020 Census will help make sure our community is accurately funded and represented for the next decade.
The Census is easy and safe, and is available in 12 languages. The Census Bureau is required to protect your answers and keep them confidential. The Census will not ask for your immigration status.
Note: You should be counted at your Miami/Oxford address, even if you have been displaced by COVID-19.
If you live(d) on-campus this year, Miami University will complete the census for you - there is no action required!
If you live(d) off-campus this year, you must complete the Census - see instructions below:
- Check in with your roommates/housemates. Only one person at your address should complete the Census and report every person at the address.
- The Census survey is online and can be completed anywhere. It should take 10 minutes or less to complete.
- The online Census will ask for a 10-digit code that was mailed to your address. While it’s helpful to have this code, it isn’t necessary to have it.
- The Census will ask where you are living on April 1. Even if you are no longer in Oxford, you should use your off-campus Oxford address.