The 2020 Census is still underway; can we all get counted?

The census is open until October 15
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This is the team at the Placentia Library holding an in-person census workshop early in 2020, pre COVID.

The census happens every ten years and aims to count everyone who lives in the United States. The 2020 Census is the first one inviting households to respond online at It is also the first census happening during a pandemic.

There has been disagreement about when the 2020 Census count will end. A judge asked the Census Bureau to keep counting people until the end of October. It was announced that the census would close on October 15.

One person per household reports on everyone who lives at their address. Some households may need extra help:

  • Less access to Internet
  • Don’t trust government
  • Households with multiple families
  • English not first language
  • Families with small children

You can help spread the word to people you know who may not have been counted yet. You can let people know they can take it online, even if they misplaced the number that was sent to their household in the mail. Or they can call the toll free phone line.

If you are doing training about the census, here are some simple slides you can use to spread the word.

October 2020 Key to Community CENSUS PPT WEB FINAL

Let's get as many people counted as possible!

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