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Census 2020


Every 10 years, the census records everyone living in this country. The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries encourages you to BE COUNTED.  The Census is simple and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.  Our staff will provide assistance for those who need help with the online questionnaire, as well as access to free technology. A library card is not required.

Starting in March, you will get an invitation to respond in the mail.

  • March 12-20 – An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census
  • March 16-24 – A reminder letter will arrive via U.S. mail (if you haven’t responded yet)
  • March 26-April 3 – A reminder postcard will arrive via U.S. mail
  • April 1 – CENSUS DAY
  • April 8-16 – A reminder letter and paper questionnaire
  • April 20-27 – A FINAL reminder postcard will arrive via U.S. mail, before the U.S. Census Bureau begins to follow-up in person
  • May 13-July 31 — If a household does not respond to any of the invitations, a census taker will follow up in person

How Do I Complete The Census?

For the first time in history, the Census will be available to complete online. Once you’ve received your invitation, simply click here to complete your Census. 

Census data is used for:

  • federal, state, and local funding distributions
  • intergovernmental agreements
  • drawing state and federal legislative districts
  • school districts
  • congressional reapportionment.

2010 Census Impact In Georgia

  • As a result of the 2010 population count, Georgia gained a congressional seat.
  • The census ensures that Georgians receive their appropriate share of over $675 billion in federal aid that is distributed to state and local governments using Census numbers every year.
  • The 2010 Census yielded a count of 9,687,653 people in Georgia and provided the state with $15.88 billion.
  • Each Georgian that participated in the 2010 Census effectively brought $1,639.10 to the state.


Census Resources Quick Links

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