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Census 2020 Explained


Nov 7, 2019
07:00 PM until 08:15 PM


Join Census Bureau Partnership Specialist Karen Barnes at the Larchmont Public Library on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00pm, and learn how you can help insure that census data collected for Larchmont is as accurate as possible. As populations and demographics change over time you can help encourage a continued good self-response rate for Census 2020, which will be conducted differently than any Census in previous years.


Census 2020 with Karen Barnes

Thursday, November 7 at 7:00pm

Larchmont Public Library, 121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538


As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of our Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities like ours. The funds are used for hospitals, housing, schools and infrastructure among other things.

The next census in 2020 will require counting an increasingly diverse and growing population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units. To get an accurate count, the Census Bureau must build an accurate address list of every housing unit, maximize self-response to the census, and efficiently follow up with those who do not respond.


In the years leading up to 2020, the Census Bureau conducted research in four areas that focus on the major cost drivers of the census:

  • Using the Internet to increase self-response.
  • Using existing government data sources to answer census questions and reduce follow-up workload.
  • Automating operations to increase productivity and reduce staff and offices.
  • Using existing maps and address to reflect changes rather than walking every block in every neighborhood in the country.


The census is the largest mobilization and operation conducted in the United States and requires years of research, planning, and development of methods and infrastructure to ensure an accurate and complete count. Join Karen Barnes to get your questions answered and learn how you can help with this most important project.




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