Census Representatives will begin visiting Plainfield households next week


Last updated 7/23/2020 at 10:37pm

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will begin following up with Plainfield households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census next week. When visiting homes, census workers will ask basic questions including how many people live in your home. Responses to the survey are only used to produce statistics and are protected by federal law. Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. If no one is home, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond to the Census online, by phone, or by mail.

Households can still respond now by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received, by responding online at my2020census.gov, or by phone at 844-330-2020. Census responses will be collected until October 31, 2020.

Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census taker’s identity, residents may also contact their regional census center at 312-579-1500.

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Everyone’s participation is important to ensure an accurate and complete count because census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years. For more information, visit 2020census.gov.


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