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Census 2020: Home

Information about the 2020 Census.

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. Data collected in the census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for things like infrastructure, health care, and food assistance. It’s important that we all respond to shape the future of our communities. Learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV.

Libraries & Census 2020


Visit the Library to pick up informational flyers about the 2020 Census, see examples of past Census publications, complete the Census, and learn more!

Census 2020

Government Documents Librarian, Library Director

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It is vitally important for everyone living in the United States on April 1, 2020 to be counted in the 2020 Census. April is also Community College Month. Read more about the importance of counting community college students here.

What is the Census?

Historic Census Information

The first Federal Population Census was taken in 1790, and a census has been taken every ten years since. However, data from recent censuses are not available after 1940 because of a 72-year restriction on access to the Census. Most researchers find it helpful to begin with the 1940 Census and work backwards to locate people in earlier generations.

The Constitution and the Census

The first decennial census was a "simple" count. It consisted of six questions and counted approximately 3.9 million people for purposes of apportioning the U.S. House of Representatives.

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