NYC Census 2020 launched the NYC “Census Subway Series” and “NYC Counts” census contest, to mobilize New Yorkers to self-respond to the census immediately, following Pres. Donald Trump’s move to cut the census short by one month.

The Census Subway Series is a five-week challenge in which two neighborhoods from different boroughs will compete against each other to see which neighborhood posts the largest gains in its self-response rate over the course of a week. The first two neighborhoods to compete are Jamaica, Queens (current self-response rate: 49.4%) and Canarsie, Brooklyn (current self-response rate: 47.9%). Subsequent neighborhood competitions will be determined on a weekly basis, based on the latest self-response rate data. As of Aug. 14, New York City’s self-response rate is 55.6%, and the nation’s is 63.6%.

Residents of the competing neighborhoods––as well as any New Yorker who completes the census during the next five weeks––may be eligible to win exciting prizes from Seamless, Lyft, and MoMA as part of the new NYC Counts census contest. Any New Yorker who completes the census starting Monday, Aug. 17 can enter at