NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Every household in the country will soon be asked to complete the 2020 census.

There’s a lot at stake for New Yorkers.

WATCH: Gov. Cuomo Pushes For 2020 Census Participation At CUNY 

It’s estimated that 19.5 million people live in the state, and the federal government uses population to decide how much money each state gets. There’s $73 billion in federal aid on the line.

New York could also lose Congressional seats if residents are under-counted.

MORE: Gov. Cuomo Gets Aggressive With 2020 New York Census

United Way of New York City President and CEO Sheena Wright joins CBSN New York to talk about how nonprofit organizations are working with the city to organize and educate people.

Click here to learn more about the census and city resources.

  1. jeffwice says:

    There is more than $73 billion at stake. That number is based on just a fraction of the federal programs that fund New York. Your data was pulled from summaries developed by Prof. Reamer at GWU in DC, he was only able to work with under 100 of over 300 federal programs using census data.

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