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Be counted during the 2020 census!

2020 Census

February 21, 2020

This spring, the U.S. Census Bureau will attempt to count every person living within the United States, and the Marathon County Public Library is here to help!

In mid-March, U.S. households will receive a paper questionnaire from the Census Bureau by mail. Starting April 1, individuals can take the census by one of three ways: by filling out and sending back the paper questionnaire; taking the questionnaire by phone; or responding to the questionnaire online at In addition, census takers may visit your residence door-to-door to administer the questionnaire as well. Participation in the census is required by law, and individuals can respond to the census any time between April 1 and July 31.

All nine MCPL locations will be on-hand throughout the spring and summer to help folks with the census, including explaining the questions in greater detail and assisting patrons in taking the census on one of our computers. 

For more information, call the MCPL Wausau reference desk at 715-261-7230 or visit

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