Census 2020

census 2020

                                                         Willowbrook Needs Your Participation in the 2020 Census

Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States.  This count affect the allocation of funding for our community's public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and or voice in government.  Learn more about the importance of the #2020Census and how to participate at 2020census.gov.

The Village of Willowbrook is proud to be a partner of the Census Bureau as we get ready for the 2020 Census. In early March 2020, households will start receiving their census login information in the mail and the census response website will go live.  You will have the opportunity to respond online, by phone, or by mail, and federal law keeps those responses safe and secure.  Making sure that every resident in Willowbrook is counted is critical for funding, representation, and business investment in our community.  This page will serve as the home for all Village Census activities as we approach Census Day.

                                                                                                                     What is the Census?

                                                                                                              How do I take the 2020 Census?

Beginning in mid-March, people will receive a notice in the mail to complete the 2020 Census.  Once you receive it, you can respond online but if you prefer another option, you can still respond by phone or mail.  The census will collect basic information about the people living in your household.  Anyone living at your home on April 1, 2020 should be counted.

                                                                                                                                     Is my data safe?

Strict federal law protects  your census responses.  Data collected can only be used for statistical purposes that help inform important decisions, including how much federal funding your community receives.  The Census Bureau will never ask for:
  • Social Security numbers
  • Bank or credit card account numbers
  • Money or donations
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.

                                                                                                         How will the 2020 Census be used?

The 2020 Census is important for you and your community.  The results can affect the amount of funding your community received; planning for the future by ensuring public services, funding for schools, hospitals and public safety/emergency preparedness.  It can impact housing, transportation, employment, future businesses, and public policy.

                                                                                       How does the 2020 Census affect representation?

The census data is used to redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts and accurately determine the number of congressional seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

                                                                                                                Who do we count in our household?

When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1, 2020.  Everyone living in your household includes newborns, older individuals, and non-family members all should be counted. A sample questionnaire is available by visiting the 2020 Census website.

How do I answer the Census?

The 2020 Census will be the first to allow multiple methods of response, including
  • Online
  • By phone
  • By mail

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