Euclid Public Library wants to help you complete your 2020 Census!
Beginning in March, you can visit Euclid Public Library to complete your 2020 Census. Along with voting, being counted in the U.S. Census is one of the most patriotic activities an individual can perform. And just like we do with voting, the library will support the census process with information and access to computers.
For the first time, the U.S. Census can be completed online, by phone, and paper. The online form and toll-free Questionnaire Assistance phone numbers will be available in 13 different languages, including English. Staff members will be available to help you access the Census form online from one of our many free and secure computers in addition to WIFI. Completing your Census should only take ten minutes, but extra computer time will be provided if needed. Additionally, private, quiet study rooms are available if you request to complete your Census by phone.
What Is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census will count the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.
What can I expect?
Beginning in the middle of March 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. The 2020 Census marks the first time you’ll have the option to respond online. You can even respond to the Census using your mobile device.
Why Is the Census Important?
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.
BE COUNTED. Complete your Census.
For more information about the 2020 Census and for a list of upcoming 2020 Census Euclid events, please visit www.euclidlibrary.org/2020census.
I proudly serve the Euclid community as the Marketing & Communications Manager for the Euclid Public Library.