The 2020 U.S. Census Set to Begin This Month
April 16th, 2020 @ 9:15am
Updated April 16, 2020 at 10:15am
Self responses for the 2020 Census are still being collected through October 31, 2020. Residents who have not yet responded online or by phone will be receiving follow-up mailings this week. The Village encourages everyone to take advantage of the user-friendly online reporting option to report household data to the Census Bureau quickly and easily.
As of April 14, the Census Bureau is reporting that the current response rate for the Village of Fisher is 52.1%, which is slightly lower than the statewide rate of 53.4%. Having a complete and accurate count of all of Fisher's residents is vitally important given our growth over the last decade. Our official population count will determine the basis for state and federal revenues that the Village receives for the next 10 years.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Census workers will be delaying follow-up visits to non-responding households until the period of August 11 through October 31, 2020.
Original Posting March 2, 2020
Census Day is April 1, 2020. The 2020 Census is designed to count every person living in the United States in the right place. Why does ensuring that every resident gets counted matter to you and your community? Data obtained through the Census is used to determine the amount of federal money Illinois receives each year to support:
- Repair and replacement of infrastructure
- Schools and school districts
- Public safety, emergency preparedness and response, and public health
- Social service programs that provide assistance for senior citizens, veterans and low-income families
The Village's official Census population is also used to determine the amount of funding that Fisher receives from State of Illinois tax revenues, dollars which are used in part to support the daily operations of the Village and maintenance of infrastructure such as streets, alleys, sidewalks and storm water drainage.
Residents will be receiving invitations to report in the mail around mid-March. For the first time, citizens will be able to respond to the Census online. Mailed responses will also be accepted. Census workers will be making contact with those residents who fail to report in a timely manner, so the Village encourages everyone to complete their responses as quickly as possible.
Your privacy is protected. It is illegal for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household. By law, your responses cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce general statistics.
For more information, you may visit www.2020census.gov
The Census Bureau is also hiring temporary workers to assist with the upcoming Census. 2020 Census jobs provide competitive pay with flexible hours and paid training. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs or call (855) 562-2020 for more information or assistance with the application process.