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?
- Take the Census on computers at library locations around the city (PDF).
- Attend a Census event, and sign up for a raffle to win a free laptop computer.
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