Batavia Public Library

Special Events at the Library

Count Me In, Fri., Mar. 20, 1pm
Ages 3–6, Join us for counting stories, activities and fun, including a counting snack! Activities inspired by the 2020 Census. Children attending will receive a Census coloring book. No registration required.

2020 Census 1-2-3, Mon., Mar. 23, 7pm
Adults, Caryl Reily, senior partnership specialist with the U.S. Census, will discuss what the Census is all about and walk us through the census process. Register online.

What Is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.

Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online. More information.

Who Counts as Part of Your Home?

If you are filling out the census for your home, you should count everyone who is living there as of April 1, 2020. This includes anyone who is living and sleeping there most of the time. If someone is staying in your home on April 1 and has no usual home elsewhere, you should count them in your response to the 2020 Census.
More information.

Impact in Our Community

The results are critically important because this once-a-decade census data helps businesses, researchers, and communities make decisions.

There are many ways the 2020 Census can shape your community. The results collected once a decade, help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.

For example, the data can help inform where your community needs:

  • A new school to ease overcrowded classrooms
  • A new road to ease overcrowded commutes
  • A new fire department
  • More funding for school lunches

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Impact in Our Community

Results from the 2020 Census can shape many different aspects of our community: health clinics,  fire departments, schools, and even roads and highways. 

Community Impact

Questions Asked on the Census

Responding to the 2020 Census is easy. Learn more about the questions that are asked and how your answers will be used.

Questions Asked

How You Can Help

Everyone can play a part in ensuring a complete and accurate count in 2020.

How You Can Help

Earn extra income while helping your community.

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.