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2020 Census

Every Person Counts!

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau sets out to count every person living in the United States regardless of age, citizenship status, or gender. This count steers hundreds of billions of dollars for critical services like health care and education, guides the drawing of lines for political districts and school zones and informs businesses and employers about opportunities for growth and economic development. In 2020, Census will be conducted primarily online for the first time. Getting the 2020 Census right is important for all our communities.

What your library is doing to help?

All Eagle Valley Library District locations are providing free internet accessible outside our buildings, so individuals can respond online. We've included these resources to help you navigate the Census:


Participation Starting March 12

Online: my2020Census.gov
By Phone

  • English: 1-844-330-2020
  • Español: 1-844-468-2020

​By Mail: only if you receive mail to your home's physical location (the Census will not be mailed to households that use P.O. Boxes)


Why is it important to fill out the Census survey?

Services such as health, housing, transportation, education, child services, and more, are provided with $675-billion in annual federal funding. Colorado gets a portion of this money depending on the number of people counted in the Census.

Census data is also used to:

  • Allocate the number of representatives in Congress among states (there is a chance Colorado will gain a seat)
  • Draw districts for state and local elections
  • Draw the congressional district boundaries
  • Plan where to build schools, hospitals, businesses, homes, public transit, and more


Who should be counted?

Everyone! All residents living at your address as of April 1, 2020 should be counted. This includes family members, all children born on or before April 1, 2020, grandparents, roommates, renters, and other non-related people living at your address.


How long is the census survey?

10 minutes, 10 questions. You can complete the census online, over the phone, or by filling out a paper form. You can respond in 13 languages, including Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese.


Is my identity and information safe?

The privacy of your responses is guaranteed by law. The form does not ask for your Social Security number or other personal identifiers.

 

 

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