The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, including DuPage County, and takes place once every 10 years. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The next Census is in 2020.
Census data is used to determine political representation in Congress, and to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities for services such as roads, bridges, healthcare, and other programs. The data you provide to the Census Bureau is highly secured, and by law cannot be shared with any other governmental or private agency. You can complete the Census questionnaire during the Spring 2020 by going online, calling over the phone, or by completing the paper questionnaire which will be mailed to your home if you don't respond by mid-April. The Census is fewer than 10 questions, will take less than 10 minutes, and will shape your future for 10 years!
DuPage County created a Complete Count Committee to work with representatives of the federal Census Bureau and local communities on informing residents about the importance of an accurate 2020 census count.