US Census 2020

Census 2020 is coming to your mailbox in March 2020! Participation is critical for your community. When you respond to the census, you help Elmhurst get its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs. Federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties, and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race, and other factors. The community benefits most when the census counts everyone.

Did you know? Each week leading up to the Census deadline, you can learn more about your fellow Elmhurst residents who are likewise committed to being counted in 2020 – join us in being counted!


What is the Census? The Decennial (10-year) U.S. Census, mandated by the U.S. Constitution, provides for state, county and local funding. Approximately $675 billion in federal funding is distributed each year based on population counts. Additionally, the number of seats of the Illinois Congressional Delegation is determined by the 2020 Census results. The list of how the 2020 U.S. Census results are used is extensive. A successful count in the community leads to accurate political representation, federal dollars that help Elmhurst deliver high quality services, and data that helps Elmhurst continue to attract new development and businesses.

Watch this to learn what the 2020 Census is, how data are used and secured, how it affects representation, and how you can complete it starting in March. 

Josh counts. You count. Everyone counts, Elmhurst! The Census is coming to your mailbox in March 2020. Remember to make sure EVERYONE in your house is counted!

This preview is an excerpt of the 2020 Census Video Language Guide. The full version - in English and 59 non-English languages - will become available in early 2020.

Elmhurst Complete Count Committee On October 7, 2019 the City Council unanimously approved creation of the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee which will serve from October 2019 through May 2020. This special advisory committee will be composed of City staff and representatives of community organizations partnering with the City to assist in reaching those identified as being part of a “hard to count population.” Members will meet on a monthly basis to discuss strategies for educating the public regarding the safety, ease, and importance of participating in the 2020 Census.

Elmhurst Complete Count Committee