Westmont, IllinoisDate Issued: August 21, 2020
Starting this month, census takers will start visiting homes in Westmont that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Census takers will interview households to record your census data. Census takers will make up to six attempts at each housing unit address to count possible residents. This includes leaving notification of the attempted visit on the door. The notification will include reminder information on how to respond online, by paper or by phone. In addition, census workers may try to reach the household by phone to conduct the interview.
Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. All census takers complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols before beginning their work in neighborhoods.
Census takers are hired from your area, and their goal is to help you and everyone in your home be counted in the 2020 Census. If the census taker who visits your home does not speak your language, you may request a return visit from a census taker who does speak your language.
If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is less likely to have to visit your home to collect your response. The online portal will close at the end of September.
A Census Taker WILL:
If someone visits your home this year to collect information for the 2020 Census, check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.
If you still have questions about their identity, you can speak with a Census Bureau representative by calling 312-579-1500.
For more information about the 2020 Census or to fill out your census questionnaire please visit the 2020 Census website.
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of WestmontCommunications Director/Public Information Officer630firstname.lastname@example.org