STISD is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure district community is counted

STISD is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure district community is counted
Posted on 03/11/2020
U.S. Census 2020 information on

STISD is excited to announce that the district is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census. As a partner, we will be working to make sure our community is accurately represented in the upcoming decennial count. The census counts everyone in the United States. Census results are the basis for congressional representation and help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funds is distributed each year to support vital programs in states and communities across the country. These funds shape local health care, housing, education, transportation, employment, and public policy.


Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau information about how to respond to the survey on March 12. Responses can be submitted online at, or by mail or phone.


Below are a few additional dates pertaining to the Census:

  • April 2020—Every 10 years, we observe Census Day on April 1.
  • June 2020 through July 2020—Census takers go door to door to count people who have not responded to the 2020 Census. Census takers are Census Bureau employees and will provide proof that they are official government personnel.
  • December 31, 2020—By this date, as required by law, the Census Bureau reports to the President of the United States the population count and the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to each state.
  • 2021—Initial 2020 Census data are made available to the public on


All four STISD libraries will serve as Census Response Locations. Computers will be available for use during library hours by members of the public who wish to respond online to the Census survey. Below are the locations and hours of STISD’s four libraries:

Please note that STISD will be closed from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20, 2020 for Spring Break. The libraries will be closed on these days. Any visitors to the STISD libraries must check in at the front office of the campus and receive a pass before reporting to the respective library. 

Biblioteca Las Americas – 100 Med High Dr., Mercedes

Monday-Friday:  7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Gateway to the World Library - 510 S. Sugar Rd., Edinburg

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Medical Professions Library - 10650 N. Expressway 77/83, Olmito

Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Rising Scholars Library - 151 S. Helen Moore Rd., San Benito

Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Below are some resources from the U.S. Census Bureau about Census 2020:

Programs Influenced by U.S. Census Bureau Data
Information on how to respond to the U.S. Census your way
2020 Census FAQ
Handout about why the U.S. Census asks the questions it does

Video: 2020 Census Made Simple


As the 2020 Census approaches, we will continue to share information about how you can make sure our community is fully represented. Visit 2020CENSUS.GOV any time to get the latest news.