Census Day 2020

Apr 1, 2020

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Happy Census Day! April 1 marks the day every household in the country will have received an invitation to complete the 2020 Census by self-response. If you don’t have an invitation, you can still submit your information; your household can respond online now by providing your address. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

You can complete the count without leaving your house or meeting a representative face-to-face! This is the first year the census is available online and the U.S. Census Bureau is strongly encouraging the public to respond to their census invitation virtually, but phone call and mail-in response options are also available. Click here to visit the official 2020 Census webpage on COVID-19.

Currently, Wyoming is almost 10% below the national self-response rate at a total of 28.1% of residents having submitted their census information. There is plenty of time to get these numbers up! Reach out to your communities with graphics provided by the Wyoming State Library and the U.S. Census Bureau to help advocate a #CompleteCount and remind them the census has never been easier, faster, or safer to complete. After you’ve spread the word, visit the live U.S. Census Bureau’s Response Rates map to watch our communities count.

Still not sure how the census applies to you? View the 2020 Census Community Benefits Toolkit to see why every person in every community should be counted, then share your support on social media with #WyomingCounts.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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