The 2020 Census will be used to determine political representation, government funding, and planning decisions for everything from school districts to new roads to new business development. It will shape our community through 2030 and beyond.
Every resident counted represents approximately $1,400 per year for 10 years! Learn more about the Census at 2020census.gov
Your participation in the census count determines how much federal funding the Village of Buffalo Grove receives, and also determines congressional representation, as well as numerous needs for the community. This money goes to fix roads, bridges, enhance schools, fund Medicaid etc.
EVERY resident counted represents approximately $1,400 per year for 10 years that will be distributed to local government units.
Throughout March and April 2020, ever household will receive a letter invitation in the US mail asking you to go online and complete the census questionnaire online or via phone. Some households will receive a letter invitation as well as a paper questionnaire.
Every household will have the option of responding online, by phone, or by mail.
The Census Bureau will not ask about the citizenship of people.
Under Title 13 of the US Code, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. The law ensures that your private data is protected and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.
In May 2020, Census workers will be visiting homes that have not responded to the census to ensure that everyone is counted. They are there to help and are legally bound to protect your information. It is good practice to always check the credentials of anyone at your door claiming to be from the census.
YES, You can call and take the Census Survey in different languages here:
Chinese (Mandarin) 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese) 844-398-2020
Haitian Creole 844-477-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD) 844-467-2020
The phone lines were originally automated with a recording of FAQs, but starting this week, you can speak to a live person after listening to a few menu options. Be ready to press 0 or say “representative” to get to a person more quickly on English-language line.
Before you talk to a live person, you’ll be prompted to enter the “Census ID” that’s printed on the official 2020 Census letter that comes to your home, but you can press # if you don’t have one or know/remember it.
Call centers are taking calls 7 days a week between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. ET (or in other words, you can’t speak to a live person between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. ET)