Census 2020 form
Do you love Mount Prospect and the Chicago region?
Every 10 years, the census counts everyone living in the U.S. and this data directly impacts communities by supporting local government, public safety, school, emergency services and more. Without a proper census count, services are reduced or eliminated. See: Impact in Your Community
The results of the census are also used to reapportion the U.S. House of Representatives, determining how many seats Illinois gets. If Illinois has an undercount, communities will lose representatives and the people who know their towns. See: Importance of the Data
Census Day 2020
April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census. When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1, 2020. By this date, every home will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.
2020 Census Important Dates
Census Questions Asked/Languages
It’s short, it’s easy. The 2020 Census is a short form with just a few questions. There are no questions about citizenship. The census can be completed with a paper form, phone, or online.
Explore the Form
The online form will be available in English and 12 other languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. The paper form will be available in English and bilingual English-Spanish. Census Questionnaire Assistance will be available in English and the same 12 non-English languages referenced above, with Mandarin and Cantonese. The Census Bureau provides language guides in 59 non-English languages.
Census Data is Private
The information collected may only be used for statistical purposes. It’s against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone in your household, not even to law enforcement. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share your answers with any other government agency.
How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data