2020 Census
Posted on Thursday February 06, 2020

Census Day is Almost Here!

We are less than 2 months away from the 2020 Census! By completing the Census questionnaire, it will help the Village of New Lenox obtain state shared revenue, which includes income tax, use tax and motor fuel tax. Based on information obtained from the Illinois Municipal League (November 2019), it amounts to approximately $165 per person living within the Village corporate limits. Although this figure does not seem like a substantial dollar amount per person, when multiplied by our population, it adds up to more than 4 million dollars for our Village every year.

Your participation in the 2020 Census will shape New Lenox’s future for years to come. We get one chance every 10 years to get this right. Let’s make it count!

How to Respond:

• Online
• By Phone
• By Mail

Self-Response Operation:

Mailing 1: Invitation to respond, March 12-20
Mailing 2: Reminder letter, March 16-24
Mailing 3: Reminder postcard, March 26-April 3
Mailing 4: Reminder letter plus paper questionnaire, April 8-16
Mailing 5: “It’s not too late” postcard, April 20-27
May – July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that have not responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

What Do I Need to Know About the Census?

Census 2020 Infographic

What Questions Will Be Asked for the 2020 Census?

The Census will ask questions regarding age, gender, race and the number of people in your household, including children. View a sample questionnaire.

Are My Answers and Personal Information Safe?

The U.S. Census Bureau is required by law to protect your answers and keep them confidential. To learn more about how the U.S. Census protects your data, click here. The U.S. Census also offers many tips to help you stay safe and avoid scams when responding to the 2020 Census either online or in person. Please visit the U. S. Census website to learn more.

Important Information:

Why your participation matters
Key Dates
Job Opportunities
Census 2020 Website

Contact Us
Village of New Lenox
1 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Phone: (815) 462-6400
Village Hall Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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