In 2020, the United States Census will be conducted primarily online for the first time. The results will allocate billions of dollars in federal funding to local communities over the next decade, including more than $1 billion to libraries nationwide. Census data also determine representation in Congress and state and local governments, and are widely used by researchers, business, and other organizations (including to plan for library services).
To help achieve a fair, accurate, and complete count, Warwick Public Library is:
- Providing internet access so residents can respond online, starting on March 12 (residents can also opt to respond by phone or mail);
- Helping jobseekers apply online for 500,000 temporary Census jobs;
- Informing the public about the 2020 Census, options for responding, and how to avoid misinformation and scams; and
- Partnering with local leaders to help reach communities at risk of being undercounted.