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Posted on: January 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Westmont Reminds Residents to be Counted in the 2020 Census

Westmont, Illinois
Date Issued: January 24, 2020

“This year, it will be easier than ever for citizens to be counted in the decennial Census,” said Bruce Barker, who is the chair of the Westmont First Committee and the Census Complete Count Committee.  “It’s important for everyone to make sure they fill out their census form and send it in so that Westmont receives its fair share of federal tax dollars.”

By mid-March, every resident in the U.S. should receive a mailing from the Census Bureau.  Residents should respond to this mailing as soon as they receive it.  Census information can be sent via mail, online, or by phone.  To avoid having a Census taker come to your home after the Census count begins, simply complete your Census information using one of the methods above.  

If you need assistance there are several ways to get help: 
LANGUAGE - There will be 12 languages on-line at including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.  For a preview of what filling out the Census form will look like online, click here: LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE VIDEO
WESTMONT LIBRARY - The Westmont Public Library will also have staff and designated computer stations available for assistance.
TOLL-FREE HOTLINE - Beginning March 1, 2020, the Census will have English and Spanish language phone lines available to provide general information about the 2020 Census, including answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), via an automated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system.  Live customer service representative (CSR) will be available starting March 9, 2020.  The IVR and live CSR support on all language lines will end on July 31, 2020.  For the list of toll free numbers in different languages, please click here: TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBERS

Starting in May The U.S. Census Bureau will be sending workers out to your neighborhood.  Census Bureau employees will also be collecting information from those who have not mailed their completed census forms, filled out their forms online or called in their response.  

If a Census Bureau worker visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census or other on-going surveys, you can take several steps to verify their identity.  Check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, which will include their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.  You can also call 312-761-7100 to speak with a Census Bureau representative.

You might see census takers in your neighborhood for a few different reasons:
  • Collecting responses to the census or another survey
  • Dropping off census materials
  • Conducting quality checks related to the census

The Village of Westmont is involved on many levels with the Census.  Since the Census is important to the Village of Westmont for public safety, education, infrastructure, and more, the Village has committed to ensuring a complete and accurate count of all residents in Westmont.  For more information on the 2020 Census, please visit  


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