The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and is key to shaping the future of communities. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs legislative district boundaries. They also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers to communities for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency services, schools and bridges each year over the next 10 years.
Librarians Clara Mendonca and Siobhan Egan have created an informational document describing why this year is more important than ever, what is being asked on the census form and how to access the form online. Watch Clara & Siobhan's information session on YouTube here.
The Town of Barrington has had the highest response rate over the past several years. If you haven't already filled out your census, be sure to take a few minutes to complete the form here. Be counted!