2020 Census

    Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., libraries, roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. It also determines how many Congressional representatives each state gets.

    The data collected in the 2020 Census will dictate funding in your community for the next ten years! This is why it’s so important to fill out the Census accurately.

    How does the Census shape your future?

    For more information about how Census affects Federal funding, view this document: https://2020census.gov/content/dam/2020census/materials/partners/2020-01/Uses-of-Census-Bureau-Data-in-Federal-Funds-Distribution.pdf


    Here’s how Coventry stacks up so far:

    Coventry response rate 2020: 74.3%

    Coventry response rate 2010: 74.5%

    RI Statewide response rate 2020: 63.8%

    RI Statewide response rate 2010: 65.7%


    We have less than a month to go (the deadline is September 30th!) - Fill out the Census and then encourage your friends and family to do so, too!

    For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau is accepting responses online in a quick and secure process. You will also be able to respond by phone and mail. To respond online now, click here!

    Concerned about how the Census will use your data? Check out these Census myth-busters: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/rumors.html

    For more information about the importance and security of the Census, visit www.2020census.gov

    If you have questions or need help completing the Census, you can contact the Reference Librarian at askreference@coventrylibrary.org.


    I count. You count. We all count.