August 2020 Update
Census Takers Begin In Person Visits to Unresponsive Households in Lombard Beginning August 11
About Census Takers
About the 2020 Census
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. It is essential that all those living in your household be counted. For the first time ever, citizens may complete the census online at www.my2020census.gov or by phone at 1-800-923-8282.
When completing the census, you should include everyone that was living in your home on April 1, 2020. This includes newborns, older individuals and non-family members.
Lombard Needs Your Participation in the 2020 Census
Participation in the Census is of critical importance to the Village of Lombard. Census data directly impacts local funding, electoral representation and local decisions:
- Funding - The Census directly impacts the funding Lombard will receive over the next decade. Federal and State funds received by the Village are based upon Census data counts. Undercounted or missed persons in this census will directly impact how much overall funding is made available to Lombard to support a multitude of local community services, projects, and programs.
- Representation - Accurate census data helps ensure fair representation at all levels of government. Census counts determine the how many Congressional representatives each state gets and are used to redraw federal, state and local district boundaries.
- Planning and Decision Making - Census data is the most reliable and complete population information available for research, decision making and planning. Businesses of all types and sizes and all levels of government rely on census data to inform their research, decision making and planning for issues including emergency preparedness, schools, roads, hospitals and other important resources and policy decisions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Why conduct a Census?
The 2020 Census is vital for communities across the United States. Your response shapes decisions about how public funds are spent for things like schools, fire and emergency services, and health care hospitals/clinics for your community—as well as your congressional representation.
It’s also in the US Constitution The US Constitution requires that everyone living in the country be counted every 10 years.The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.
How do I take the 2020 Census?
Beginning in mid-March, people received a notice in the mail to complete the 2020 Census. 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. Your responses cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce statistics that help inform important decisions for your community.
The Census Bureau will never ask for: Social Security numbers, bank or credit card account numbers, money, donations, or 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 receives; 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.
Census data will be used to determine how much funding the Village of Lombard receives from the Federal and State Government.
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.
Census data will be used to determine legislative districts, affecting federal, state and local representation.
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.