2020 Census


The 2020 U.S. Census asks questions that provide a snapshot of our country. 

Census results affect our voice in government, how much funding our community receives, and how our community plans for the future. When you fill out the census, you help determine how many seats our state gets in Congress. It guides how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year to support a wide variety of projects and services. Public and private sectors also use census data for research and decision-making.

Fill out and return your 2020 Census form to count for a better Northbrook!
For help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire or to fill out over the phone, call toll-free 1-844-330-2020.

What is the Census? 

Every 10 years, the Census Bureau counts every resident in the United States, as mandated by the Constitution.

When will the Census begin?

In early March 2020, the Census Bureau will send information on how to respond to the Census online, by mail, or by phone. Reminder postcards and follow-up visits will begin in late March 2020 and continue through July 2020.

How to Respond?

Those with Multiple Residences: The Census states that citizens with multiple residences should be counted in the community that they "live and sleep most of the time."

College StudentsCollege students should be counted in their college community, whether that is their college housing or a local rented housing unit.

Additional Information

Learn more about the Census at 2020census.gov or get involved by applying for a Census Job