Census 2020: SF Counts!

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

Why is it 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

2020 Census Timeline

  • March:  Households receive mailings about how to take the Census.
  • April 1st: Census Day
  • Late April through June:  Census takers visit non-responder residences
  • December: Apportionment counts sent to President
  • January 2021:  First results published

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