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3/19/2020 Update - all in-person census collection has been postponed through at least April 1st to respect social distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. For full information from the U.S. Census Bureau click here.

Census 2020 is coming! 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. Come early March 2020, households will start receiving their census login information in the mail and the census response website will go live. The 2020 Census will be easier than ever to respond.  For the first time ever, each home will receive an invitation to respond to the census online, on the phone, or through the mail. 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.

Participation in the Census is of critical importance to the Village of Hinsdale. Census data directly impacts local funding, electoral representation and local decisions: 

  • Funding -  The Census directly impacts the funding Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale 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 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.   

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.

Helpful Links
Learn more about the 2020 Census by visiting 2020census.gov
View the 2020 Census questionnaire