What is the Census 2020?
The 2020 Census is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Census Day is April 1, 2020. In mid-March, each home in Warrenville will receive invitation to respond to a short questionnaire - online, by phone, or by mail. Households that do not respond in one of these ways will be visited by a census taker to collect the information in person.
Why is the 2020 Census Important?
Census data provides vital information for our community. It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, emergency services, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. Businesses use census data to determine where to open stores and what services to offer.
Is the 2020 Census Secure?
Responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Answers can only be used to produce statistics and cannot be used against any person in any way. All responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential by law.
2020 Census Timeline
|March 12-20||2020 Census invitation letter mailed|
|March 16-24||Reminder letter mailed|
|March 26 - April 3||Reminder postcard mailed|
|April 1||Census Day|
|April 8-16||Reminder letter & questionnaire mailed|
|April 20-27||Final reminder postcard mailed|
|May 2020||In person follow up to non-responders|
The City of Warrenville formed a Complete Count Committee, which is comprised of volunteer community leaders representing local faith-based and non-profit service organizations, City Council and Warrenville City, Park District, Library District and School Districts staff. The main goal of the CCC is to facilitate community outreach and education regarding the upcoming 2020 decennial US Census to ensure the accurate count of all residents in Warrenville.
Resources & Links
How do I take the Census? (video)
Contact the Community Development Department at 630-393-9050 for questions, information request and partnership opportunities.