About Us

Count Me INdy is Indianapolis and Marion County’s Complete Count Campaign, dedicated to promoting the census to all residents and ensuring that they know that – whoever they are and wherever they’re from – they count in the 2020 Census. The campaign is headed by co-chairs Miriam Acevedo Davis of La Plaza, Inc. and Tony Mason of the Indianapolis Urban League, led by a coalition of community partners serving on our Complete Count Committee, and supported by the staff of the City of Indianapolis’ Department of Metropolitan Development. Count Me INdy’s principal campaign goal is to maximize the self-response rate of Marion County residents in the 2020 Census by helping them to overcome challenges associated with knowledge, vulnerability, and access.

Complete Count Committee

Complete Count Committees are community-based programs affiliated with the U.S. Census Bureau that are designed to bolster awareness around the census and motivate residents to participate.

 

Here in Indianapolis and Marion County, the Committee is focused broadly on community-wide participation, but also laser-focused on populations and neighborhoods that have been historically under-counted. Committee members are volunteers and represent a diverse cross-section of the Indianapolis community.

Our Approach

Our Complete Count Committee is organized under an Umbrella Committee consisting of major civic partners, and further structured by subcommittees through a tactical- and population-based approach.

 

Our tactical-based subcommittees provide resources and networks to support outreach within the broader community, as well as assist our population-based subcommittees in reaching anticipated hard-to-count residents.

 

Our population-based subcommittees focus on reaching historically under-counted populations within our city.

Who's on Our Complete Count Committee?

Umbrella Committee

Umbrella Committee

  • Central Indiana Community Foundation
  • Downtown Indy
  • EmployIndy
  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee
  • Indiana Latino Expo
  • Indianapolis Public Library
  • Indianapolis Urban League
  • Indy Chamber
  • IndyGo
  • La Plaza
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Office of Congressman Andre Carson
  • The Polis Center
  • United Way of Central Indiana

Tactical-based Subcommittees

Arts & Culture

  • Arts Council of Indianapolis
  • Athenaeum Foundation
  • Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
  • Big Car Collaborative
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians
  • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
  • Indiana Humanities
  • Indianapolis Art Center
  • Indianapolis Cultural Trail
  • IndyHub
  • Madame Walker Legacy Center

Community Institutions

  • Allison Transmission
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Citizens Energy Group
  • Community Health Network
  • Cummins
  • Eli Lily and Company
  • Eskenazi Health Foundation
  • Health by Design
  • Indiana State Data Center
  • Indianapolis Power & Light
  • Indianapolis Public Library
  • Indy Parks & Recreation
  • IndyGo
  • IU Health
  • Marion County Commission on Youth
  • Rolls-Royce Corporation
  • Salesforce
  • Simon Property Group
  • Vincent Indianapolis
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Education

  • Beech Grove City Schools
  • Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township
  • Metropolitan School District of Franklin Township
  • Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township
  • Metropolitan School District of Perry Township
  • Metropolitan School District of Pike Township
  • Metropolitan School District of Warren Township
  • Metropolitan School District of Washington Township
  • Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
  • Office of Educational Innovation
  • School Town of Speedway
  • Butler University
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Marian University
  • Martin University
  • University of Indianapolis

Faith

  • Indiana Chin Baptist Church
  • Jewish Community Relations Council
  • Faith in Indiana
  • Muslim Alliance of Indiana
  • Center for Interfaith Cooperation
  • Concerned Clergy
  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Hindu Temple of Central Indiana
  • American Baptist Churches of Indiana (Hispanic Ministries)
  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Hispanic Ministries)

Media

  • Indy Star
  • CBG (Radio Latina, La Pantera, Exitos)
  • WFYI
  • Indianapolis Monthly
  • Indianapolis Recorder
  • Radio AM 1310, The Light
  • RTV6
  • WTHR-TV
  • CBS 4 & Fox 59
  • La Grande, 105.1
  • En Contexto, Telemundo
  • WISH-TV

Population-based Subcommittees

African American

  • 100 Black Men of Indianapolis
  • Christamore House
  • Community Alliance of the Far Eastside
  • Edna Martin Christian Center
  • Flanner House
  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee Race and Cultural Relations Leadership Network
  • Indiana Black Expo
  • Indianapolis Urban League
  • Kheprw Institute
  • Martindale-Brightwood Community Development Corporation

Latinx/Hispanic & International

  • Burmese American Community Institute
  • Chin Community of Indiana
  • City of Indianapolis, Office of International and Latino Affairs
  • Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors
  • Exodus
  • Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Indiana Latino Expo
  • Indiana Latino Institute
  • Indiana Undocument Youth Alliance
  • Indianapolis Public Library
  • Indianapolis Public Schools
  • International Marketplace Coalition
  • La Plaza

Low-Income

  • Concord Neighborhood Center
  • Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center
  • Near East Area Renewal
  • Shepherd Community Center
  • Southeast Community Services
  • United Way of Central Indiana
  • West Indianapolis Development Corporation
  • Westminster Neighborhood Services

Renters

  • City of Indianapolis, Department of Business and Neighborhood Services
  • Englewood Community Development Corporation
  • Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center
  • Indianapolis Apartment Association
  • Indianapolis Housing Agency
  • Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
  • John Boner Neighborhood Centers
  • United Northeast Community Development Corporation

Committee Materials and Resources

Hard to Count Neighborhoods

The U.S. Census Bureau has developed a predictive model based on demographic (race and age, for example) and socioeconomic (income and language, for example) characteristics of neighborhoods.  It has found this model to accurately reflect the actual response rates of the 2010 Census.

About 23%, or nearly 213,000 residents, live in hard-to-count Indy neighborhoods.