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2020 Census Resources and Updates

What is the Census?

The Census is a constitutionally mandated count of the population in the United States every 10 years.  The results affect your voice in government, how much funding the State of Illinois and the Village of Shorewood receives and how we (State and Village) plan for the future.  To learn more about the Census, view this VIDEO.

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How is the Count Administered?

The 2020 Census is a questionnaire that will be distributed by mail starting in mid-March 2020.  Responses will be accepted by phone, mail or online with Census Day being April 1, 2020.  Note that this is the first year that the Census questionnaire can be completed online.

Why are Census Workers in my Neighborhood?

Census workers are in Shorewood to verify addresses in preparation for the 2020 Decennial Census that will occur on April 1, 2020.  All Census workers are required to provide a badge and their employment status can be verified by clicking HERE.  To learn more about the address canvassing process, view this VIDEO.  Call 9-1-1 with any concern about safety.

How do I participate?

  • Join the Census Team (see Apply for Census Jobs to the right)
  • Spread the Word.  Don't be shy.  Share information about the 2020 Census with friends, neighbors and colleagues through Homeowner's Associations, religious organizations and Parent-Teacher organizaitons.  Learn more about the Census at
  • Complete the Census.  On or before April, 1, 2020 be sure to submit your census questionnaire by phone, mail or online.  Click HERE to learn more about the questions that will be included in the questionnaire.

Apply for Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is still hiring for various positions.  View this informational VIDEO & visit or call 1-855-JOB-2020 to learn more and apply.


Where do I get more information?

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