The Future is in Your Hands

The U.S. Constitution requires that everyone in the country be counted once every ten years, regardless of citizenship.  This headcount is known as the Decennial Census. It is time one again to be counted.  The 2020 Census is easy, safe, and important.

Why it Matters

Census data is used to determine how and where more than $675 billion in federal funds are spent as well as how many congresspeople represent each state.
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Ways to Respond

(1) Online, (2) by phone, or (3) by mail. If you don't respond by May, the Census Bureau will come to your door.
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Who to Count

Count EVERYONE living in the house as of April 1, 2020.
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How You're Protected

The Census Bureau encrypts and secures your data. Plus, it's illegal for them to share your personally identifiable information with anyone.
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2020 Census Timeline

Census Timeline

Complete the Census Online

To help our community complete the 2020 Census online, Digital Literacy has partnered with local libraries and OACES. Our volunteers will be available to explain how to complete the form and answers questions.

In addition to regularly scheduled shifts, computer help volunteers will be available for additional hours on Census Day, April 1, 2020.

Woman completing the 2020 Census online.

Arnett Branch Library
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Lincoln Branch Library
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Lyell Branch Library

Noon – 6 p.m.


Maplewood Community Library

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monroe Branch Library

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Phillis Wheatley Community Library

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Fairport Public Library

9 a.m. – Noon

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Gates Public Library

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

On April 1, Digital Literacy volunteers are available to help:

    • OACES students  at OACES from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Mary’s Place community at Mary’s Place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Refugees Helping Refugees is also available to help their students as well as other refugees starting April 1.

Digital Literacy, a program of Literacy Rochester, helps adults become fully engaged in their community as citizens, parents, consumers, and workers. The Digital Literacy program is provided free of charge on a one-to-one, drop-in basis in partnership with OACES at a variety of locations in and around Rochester.

Get involved: Drop in.  Donate.  Volunteer.

Please note: Digital Literacy  volunteers are not Census Bureau employees. Your response is only protected by the Census Bureau once it is received by the Census Bureau. Therefore, although our volunteers sign confidentiality agreements, your answers to the Census are not protected by law with them.

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