2020 Census: Deadline Approaching!

Posted on September 14, 2020

by Toni Kester Bulger

There’s still time to help shape your community’s future!

If you haven’t already completed your 2020 Census, there is still time! The current deadline to complete the 2020 Census is September 30. You can complete the census online, over the phone, or by mail. The Census Bureau began mailing paper questionnaires in mid-April.

Respond by Phone Respond by Mail Respond Online


For additional help or information visit the website here.


Key Facts About the Census:

The basics
● The census counts every person living in the United States, regardless of age or
citizenship status, every 10 years in years ending in 0.
● It’s in the Constitution.

It’s important
● It’s about money, power, and data.
● Every 10 years we help decide how taxpayer dollars come back to our communities. The
2020 Census will help to distribute billions of dollars in federal resources to your
● Our community gets resources based on census population counts, that help pay for
hospitals, emergency services, schools, roads, and more.
● An accurate and complete census helps businesses, community leaders and elected
officials make informed decisions every day.

It’s easy
● For the first time, people can respond online and by phone, in addition to the mail-in
option. Your response impacts funding for your community for critical services for the
next 10 years.
● The next decennial census happens in 2030.

It’s safe and confidential
● Your data is protected and it’s confidential. Federal law protects your responses, which
cannot be shared with law enforcement, immigration agencies, or housing authorities.

COVID-19 & the 2020 Census
● The 2020 Census is underway and the most important and safe thing you can do is
respond online, by phone, or by mail. It has never been easier to respond to the

Toni Kester Bulger

Toni Kester Bulger

Toni is the Public Services Manager. She has worked as a customer service team member and outreach librarian at LPCPL. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and wearing navy blue. Even though she works at a library, she doesn’t read as much as you might think.
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