2020 Census

What is the Census and why is it so important?

The census counts everyone in the United States. Census results are the basis for congressional representation and help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funds is distributed each year to support vital programs in states and communities across the country. These funds shape local health care, housing, education, transportation, employment, and public policy so it’s important that everyone living in your home is counted, including newborn babies and young children. Your responses are kept confidential and are important to the success of our community.

How do I complete the Census?

All households will receive an invitation with instructions on how to participate in the 2020 Census in mid-March.

For the first time, you also have the option of responding to the census online using a secure and encrypted online form.
Lakewood Public Library offers public computers and free internet access at both the Main Library and Madison Branch to help make sure you’re counted. Knowledgeable library staff are always available if you need assistance.

For more information about the census, visit 2020census.gov.

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