2020 Census

Lets Bring Lemont to a 100% Count!

April 1, 2020, Census Day will soon be here! This once-a-decade event is very important to our community and we hope each household will do their part to complete their census information so that we get our share of the $675 billion in federal funding. This funding goes to support our state, county and community’s vital programs, influencing our community funding for the next ten years!

Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20. Once you receive that invitation, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. This is the first time that online responses are available, and this invitation will include a personal Census ID. 

Your information will be protected and kept confidential by law and can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be shared with law enforcement agencies or used against you by any government agency or court in any way. The Census Bureau is required by law to protect any personal information collected and keep it confidential.

If you do not have a computer, you may go to the Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend Street, and use their public computers with no charge. The online form can be converted into several different languages, making it easier for you to complete it.

If you do not initially submit the online questionnaire, the Census Bureau will send you a paper questionnaire after a few weeks. Be sure to complete your paper questionnaire and return it as soon as possible. Households that do not return their paper questionnaire or have not completed the online questionnaire will be visited by Census Takers beginning in May through June.

Our Special Edition 2020 Village News newsletter was mailed to all 60349 addresses in early March. This newsletter contains valuable information regarding how to count kids five and under, how to count college students, and other general information. The newsletter is available online - http://lemont.il.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2022. Everyone living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

Getting a complete and accurate cense count is critically important. Again, we ask our Lemont residents to please complete their 2020 Census forms online or by mail and to help us spread the word to friends, family and neighbors of the importance of completing the 2020 Census. It’s a benefit to all of us for the next ten years! Spread the Word - https://2020census.gov/en/how-to-help.html.

Resources:
2020 Census Bureau Website -
https://2020census.gov/en.html

What Is the 2020 Census? - https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html

Questions You Will Be Asked - https://2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html

Ways to Respond – Includes a Video Guide to Completing the 2020 Census Online - https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html

Who To Count - https://2020census.gov/en/who-to-count.html

Census Contact Information - https://2020census.gov/en/contact-us.html

Impact in Your Community - https://2020census.gov/en/community-impact.html

How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data - https://2020census.gov/en/data-protection.html

Avoiding Fraud and Scams - https://2020census.gov/en/avoiding-fraud.html

Importance of the Data - https://2020census.gov/en/census-data.html

Important Dates - https://2020census.gov/en/important-dates.html

Census Takers in Your Neighborhood - https://2020census.gov/en/census-takers.html

Who is Required to Respond? - https://2020census.gov/en/am-i-required.html

Response Rate – https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html

Fighting 2020 Census Rumors - https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/rumors.html

Trust & Safety Team - https://2020census.gov/en/trust-and-safety.html