Census 2020: Be Counted!

Kids in a classroom raising their hands

San Francisco Public Library supports citywide efforts for a complete 2020 Census count.

How can the Library help me be counted in the 2020 Census?

Why is important to be counted in the 2020 Census?

The Census count is used to decide:

  • Political representation: Census numbers are used for “apportionment,” i.e. determining how many congressional seats each state gets. If we are undercounted, California could lose a seat in Congress.

  • Federal funding. Census numbers are used to allot funding to states for housing, childcare, transportation and much more

  • … and more:  For details, visit 2020census.gov.

2020 Census Timeline

  • March:  Households receive mailings about how to take the Census.

  • April 1st: Census Day

  • Late April:  Census takers visit non-responder residences

  • December: Apportionment counts sent to President

  • January 2021:  First results published

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