123 Count Lowell


Every ten (10) years, the federal government counts everyone in the U.S. once, and only once, in the right place. The census asks questions that provide a snapshot of the country.  Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives, and how your community plans for the future. 

When you fill out the census, you help:

  • Determine how many seats your state gets in Congress
  • Redraw ward and precinct lines
  • Guide how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year.
  • Create jobs, provide housing, prepare for emergencies, and build schools, roads, and hospitals

Lowell is currently the fourth largest city within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and we would like to maintain our rank. Additionally, with funding available at the rate of approximately $1,091.00 per person, we are committed to achieving the most accurate count possible in 2020.


If you have questions about the process, please email us at CENSUS@LOWELLMA.GOV.


United States Census Bureau

2020 Census Research, Operational Plans, and Oversight

Complete Count Committee Guide