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.

Important Update Regarding the US Census Bureau’s transition to non-response follow-up.

To protect the health of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, Census Bureau interviewers have limited direct contact with the public until now.  U. S. Census interviewers will be going door-to-door to follow-up with those who have not completed the 2020 Census. Census interviewers will carry an official US Census ID, bag, and tablet. Workers will make up to six attempts to contact residents who have not yet responded to the Census.

If you’d prefer not to be contacted in-person at your home, please fill out your Census questionnaire. Respond now at my2020census.gov, call 1-844-330-2020, or mail in the survey you may have received in the mail.

Residents with questions about Census interviewers may call the Local Census Office at 312-579-1500.

What is the Census? 

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

In early March 2020, the Census Bureau will sent information on how to respond to the Census online, by mail, or by phone. 

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