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Census 202 FlyerARE YOU READY?


Census workers will be out and about doing address canvassing from now until October. If you see a census worker, please feel free to ask them for identification.

In mid March 2020, you should be receiving a questionnaire in the mail. This is called a “self-response” questionnaire. Please try to answer as many questions as you comfortable with.. Some of the ways that this information is used:

  • Make decisions at all levels of government
  • Drawing federal state and local legislative districts
  • Attracting new businesses to state and local areas
  • Distributing over $675 billion annual in federal funds and even more in state funds
  • Forecasting future transportation needs
  • Forecasting future housing needs
  • Designing public safety strategies
  • Creating maps to speed emergency services to households in need of assistance

Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone.

Nearly every household will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census, from either a postal worker or a census worker.

  • 95% of households will receive their census invitation by mail.
  • 5% of households will receive their census invitation when a census taker drops it off. In these areas, households may not receive mail that their physical location (like households with a post office box, or areas that have recently been affected by natural disasters.
  • Less than 1% of house holds will be counted in person by a census taker, instead of being invited to respond on their own. We do this in very remote areas, like parts of norther Maine, remote Alaska, and in select American Indian areas that ask to be counted in person.

For more information: Census Flyer (503 downloads)

The 2020 Census is Coming…

US Census LogoThe 2020 Census at a Glance

Village of Maple Park

Counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. They are dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census Bureau collects.

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count—or a census—of America’s population.

The census provides vital information for you and your community.

  • It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries. Redistricting counts are sent to the states by March 31, 2021.
  • Communities, like Maple Park, rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.

Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.

In 2020, new technology will be implemented to make it easier than ever to respond to the census. For the first time, you will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. They will use data that the public has already provided to reduce follow-up visits. And, they are building an accurate address list and automating their field operations—all while keeping your information confidential.

So, please, complete the census. It will help your community!

For more information go to the website.