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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has created a setback, it has in no way put a halt to the 2020 U.S. Census. The U.S. Census Bureau is forging ahead, albeit on an altered timeline, to get a complete and accurate count of the population. The Birmingham Public Library is continuing to do its part in making this happen by promoting the 2020 U.S. Census through our Birmingham Counts! campaign. Partners in the library’s campaign include the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office, the Division of Youth Services, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, the Jefferson County Library Cooperative, The Dannon Project, The Literacy Council of Central Alabama, the McCoy Adult Day Care Center, One Roof, and Greater Birmingham Ministries.
Alabama Counts flyerAlabama mapThe 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. Participating in the census is required by law. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and our community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more. Additional information may be found at the United States Census 2020 website.

Alabama map MAILINGS to individual households begins in March

Sample 2020 Census Invitation Letter
This is a sample of the letter that will be mailed to every household.

Sample Questionnaire in English and Spanish
This is a sample of the paper questionnaire that will be used during the 2020 Census. This version excludes the URL and contact information.

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Self-Response Phase: Online, phone and mailed self-responses continue throughout the data collection process.

     Planned Schedule March 12 – July 31

      Revised Schedule March 12 – September 30 

Nonresponse Followup (NRFU): Census takers will interview households in person. New dates will cover areas previously scheduled for "Early NRFU."

       Planned Schedule May 13 – July 31

       Revised Schedule August 11 – September 30  

For more complete details about 2020 Census operational adjustments made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the U.S. Census Bureau’s website.

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Census Jobs

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is dedicated to accomplishing the mission of the 2020 Census. In order to complete this task, the bureau needs to hire hundreds of thousands of temporary employees to support operations related to gathering, analyzing, and disseminating demographic data. This hiring process has been going on for months, but opportunities are definitely still available. To learn more details about employment opportunities available for the 2020 Census, and to apply for jobs, check out the Census Bureau website.

Alabama mapIs Your Census Data Safe?

Yes! Information you submit through the census form (either online, over the phone or on paper) is kept confidential by the U.S. Census Bureau, which is a nonpartisan government agency.

The Census Bureau will never share information with immigration enforcement agencies or law enforcement agencies.

Please also know that the Census Bureau will never ask you for:
   Your Social Security number
   Money or donations
   Anything on behalf of a political party
   Your bank or credit card account numbers 

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