2020 Census: Census Day Update

April 1 is the official Census Day. When you complete the 2020 US Census, you’ll be asked to respond with your household’s information as of April 1, 2020. Everyone in your household counts.

Now more than ever, completing the census is important—census responses are used to direct federal, state, and local aid to the communities where it’s needed the most. Allegheny County is ahead of the curve in census responses, leading both the state and national averages with a 39.8% self-response rate. That’s still pretty far from everyone being counted, though, so if you haven’t completed the 2020 Census, you should do so as soon as it’s convenient. If you’ve already completed the census, get your friends and family to check out becounted2020.org and census.gov today!


Due to the temporary suspension of library operations, our public PCs are out of service. We hope to resume our role as a Census Hub as soon as possible. If you would like to complete the Census by phone, call 844-330-2020, or see a list of telephone numbers for all the officially supported languages for the 2020 Census.

Alternately, paper Census questionnaires will be mailed out beginning in April, and will begin directly reaching out to residents in mid-May. Use these guidelines to determine if a census worker is legitimate before providing them with your personal information.

People whose first language is Spanish are encouraged to contact Casa San Jose at 2116 Broadway Avenue in Beechview. Call 412-343-3111 for more information on Casa San Jose’s services to the Spanish speaking and immigrant community in the South Hills.

For general information about the 2020 Census, why it’s important that everyone be counted, how the Census protects your private information, and for help in languages other than English and Spanish, visit the official 2020 Census site at 2020census.gov.