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Census 2020: What you need to know


By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:  online, by phone or by mail. This year marks the first time answers will be primarily collected online.


The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade for infrastructure, schools, and libraries. The results are also used to redraw congressional and state legislative districts.

For information about the process, and tips on how to avoid fraud and scams, visit As always, our reference librarians are available to help find answers to your questions about the census. And we would like to invite those who may need additional information or help to come to the Library for internet, equipment and/or assistance at the Reference Services desk any time we are open.

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