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City Hall hosts 2020 Census workers to help residents

CITY HALL – Residents visiting City Hall can take care of local business and also another vital task: Filling out their 2020 Census response, if they haven’t already, on Tuesday.
The 2020 Census is vital for St. Louis because the population tally will guide federal funding here for the next 10 years. As of Monday, 50.8 percent of city residents have submitted their answers to the questionnaire.
Census Bureau workers are ready to help residents fill our their 2020 Census questionnaires. Photo courtesy city of St. Louis
Every known household was sent an invitation by mail with instructions on how to participate in the 2020 Census. There are three options for responding:

  • Online [].
  • By phone.
  • By mail

Here’s what the Census Bureau needs to know: The number of people living or staying in your home, the type of home you live or stay in, your telephone number, your name, your gender, your age, your date of birth, your ethnicity and your race. These questions will also need to be filled out for any additional people who were living or staying in your home on April 1st, 2020.

“The Census does not share your telephone number and it will only be used to verify information on your Census form, if necessary,” the Census Bureau reassures participants.

The city is trying hard to encourage residents to participate so St. Louis can get its fair share of federal funds. Early this week, City Hall has been hosting Census Bureau workers outside so people can stop by and do their part.

Mayor Lyda Krewson tweeted Monday: “Coming to see us at City Hall today or tomorrow? If so, fill out your census while you’re here! The U.S. Census Bureau will have workers at the Clark St. entrance from 8 am til noon.


“Our fair share of federal funding depends on your response, so stand up and be counted!”

Staff is home to The NorthSider and The SouthSider weekly community newspapers. The SouthSider publishes 25,000 copies every Tuesday. The NorthSider publishes 25,000 copies every Thursday. They are distributed at over 600 locations across St. Louis.

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