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2020 Census - What You Need to Know

Information about the 2020 Census and links to credible information about the US Census.

Census resources you can trust

Oregon Census LogoCCC Library is offering print and online resources for you to learn about the US Census. Material is available in CCC Library mid-March - July 2020.

  • Print material will be available in English and Spanish.
  • This webpage links you to credible census material in multiple languages.

Image source: State Library of Oregon

What is the US Census?

The census asks questions that provide a snap-shot of the nation. Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives, and how your community plans for the future.

When you fill out the census, you help:

  • Determine how many seats your state gets in Congress.
  • Guide how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year.
  • Create jobs, provide housing, prepare for emergencies, and build schools, roads and hospitals.

Census 101: What You Need to Know

Text and infographic source: U.S. Census Bureau

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