Census 2020

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CENSUS DAY IS APRIL 1ST - ARE YOU READY? | ¡EL DÍA DEL CENSO ES EL 1ro DE ABRIL! ¿ESTÁS LISTO?

Please join the City of Peekskill, the Field Library, Peekskill City Schools and other community partners for an informational presentation regarding the upcoming 2020 Census by a Census Partnership Specialist. 
The event will be Thursday, March 26th from 7-9PM at the Peekskill Middle School.
The meeting will cover an overview of the 2020 Census and why it's important to Peekskill residents, response confidentiality, and conclude with a Question & Answer session.

Please see event flyer in English here.


Únase a la Ciudad de Peekskill, Field Library, al Distrito Escolar de Peekskill y otros socios comunitarios [el Jueves, 26 de Marzo, 7-9 PM al Peekskill Middle Schoolpara una presentación informativa por un socio especialista del censo. Esta reunión discutirá los siguientes temas: ana visión general del censo 2020, confidencialidad de respuesta, y sesión de preguntas y respuestas.

Please see event flyer in Spanish here.

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Job Opportunities with the US Census Bureau - CURRENTLY HIRING!
Various job opportunities exist with the US Census Bureau, including office managers, field managers, clerical support staff, and technology managers. Job descriptions and applications can be accessed both at https://2020census.gov/jobs and www.USAJobs.gov

Online Census Responding - NEW FOR THE 2020 CENSUS!
This is the first year of online response for the Decennial Census. In light of the change from paper or door responding, the Census Bureau has released a video detailing how the online response will work. The video link can be found by clicking HERE. You can also respond by phone or by mail. Use the ID code on your household's invitation to participate letter to respond. 

Census Hubs: Responding in Person on April 1st
The Field Library is a designated Census Hub where you can receive assistance when responding to the Census. The Peekskill Middle School Saturday Academy and Parent Center are available as well.

Decennial Census: Overview & Purpose
In 2020, the United States Census Bureau will conduct its decennial census, which includes gathering statistical population and housing data for analysis and dissemination to the public. The mission of the decennial census is "to serve as the nation's leading provider of quality data about its people and economy." 

For more information, please visit the US Census Bureau's website here.

Uses of Census Information

  • Determines number of U.S.. House of Representatives seats per state
  • Defines congressional and state legislative districts, school districts, and voting precincts
  • Determines the allocation of $675B dollars in federal funding
  • Provides insight to governments, business and community planning groups
  • Provides population benchmarks for nearly every other United States survey

Census Day 2020
Census Day 2020 begins on April 1, 2020. Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. [For Spanish translation, see here]

Census Partnerships
The Census Bureau partners with community organizations to help ensure everyone is counted. Community ties can include elected officials, colleges and universities, school districts, libraries, local business, and government offices. This partnership helps form a Complete Count Committee charged with identifying and overcoming obstacles during the Census count. 

Job Opportunities with the US Census Bureau
Various job opportunities exist with the US Census Bureau, including office managers, field managers, clerical support staff, and technology managers. Job descriptions and applications can be accessed both at https://2020census.gov/jobs and www.USAJobs.gov. 

The Census & Confidentiality 
All responses are protected by Federal Law, Title 13. All violations/violators are subject to penalities and/or prison. 
For more information:
  - Confidentiality Report, English here.
  - Confidentiality Report, Spanish here.