U.S. Census – F.A.Q.

The U.S. census count affects allocation of funding for important public resources like schools, roads and libraries. Take part in your civic duty and make sure Warrenville gets counted. Here are some brief answers to questions you might have with links to complete information from the U.S. Census Bureau.

What is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. It’s mandated by the Constitution and occurs every 10 years. National Census Day is April 1. Your response is required by law. Census Information

Why is the Census important?
Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, libraries and other resources based on the responses you provide on your Census form. Community Impact

How and when do I respond to the Census?
By about mid-March, you will receive an invitation to complete the Census form online, by phone or mail. Reminder notices will be sent to households that haven’t completed a form. Beginning in May, Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded. Important Dates

Who do I count on my Census form?
You should count everyone who is living in your house as of April 1, 2020. This means all family members, including infants and children, friends, roommates and renters who are living and sleeping in your house most of the time. If someone is staying in your home on April 1, and has no usual home elsewhere, you should count them in your response. Don’t include any family members who live outside your home, such as college students, military personnel or nursing home residents. Who to Count

Will my responses be sold to businesses or given to law enforcement?
The responses you give on your form are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home. The form does not ask for social security, drivers’ license or state ID information. Data Protection

Where do I go to ask questions? Complete my form?
The U.S. Census has published answers to popular questions at 2020census.gov/en/help.html. For questions about responding to the 2020 Census, call 844-330-2020 from 8 am to Midnight Central Time or visit the Language Support page for help in additional languages. When you’re ready to complete your Census questionnaire, visit my2020census.gov.



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