The 2020 US Census is right around the corner and plays an important role in shaping the community. The 2020 Census will influence funding for community services for the next 10 years. Data from the census helps determine where more than $675 billion is spent each year in states and communities. It also determines the number of representatives Michigan gets in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Peter White Public Library is partnering with the US Census Bureau in providing information about the census and providing computers for public use to respond to the census online. This is the first time the Census can be answered online and by phone.
Starting on March 12, the Census Bureau will mail each household information on how to respond online or by phone. A short while later they will mail paper forms to households that have not responded. Census workers will follow-up as well. All answers are confidential and cannot be shared with any law enforcement or landlords.