What is a Census?
A census aims to count the entire population of a country, and at the location where each person usually lives. The census asks questions of people in homes and group living situations, including how many people live or stay in each home, and the sex, age and race of each person. The goal is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.
Why is it important to fill it out?
Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
Where can I find more information?
Visit the Census 2020 website for more details and information about the Census.
How do I complete the Census?
You can complete the Census using the online self-response portal, by phone at 844-330-2020 (phone support available in English and 12 other languages), or by mail. Paper questionnaires will be mailed to households that have not yet completed the Census between April 8 – 16. Library staff cannot print a Census questionnaire for those who wish to respond by mail.
Can I help?
Yes! Census takers make over $20 per hour, with flexible hours. Learn more about becoming a Census Taker.