Between March 12 and March 20 the Census Bureau will for the first time encourage residents to complete the Census questionnaire online, though you can also complete the survey by mail or by phone. By Census Day, April 1, 2020, everyone should have received an invitation to participate. Completing the short form, which about 83 percent of housing units will receive, takes about 10 minutes; the long form takes about 38 minutes. The Census is key to the allocation of billions of dollars in federal funding to states and localities and to the reallocation of seats to the House of Representatives, and is part of everyone's civic duty.
The Census Bureau is currently actively recruiting workers. To learn more about a temporary job with the Census Bureau please click here.
If you want to complete the Census online but don't have access to a computer or the internet, the Library will make a special effort to make its public computers available for that purpose. If you have a laptop you want to use but no wifi, the Library's is available at no cost.
To learn more about the 2020 Census visit the home page on the Census Bureau's website or visit the other links on this page.