Lake County Government 2020 Census

Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.

The 2020 United States Census begins on April 1, 2020.  Counting an increasingly diverse and growing population is a massive undertaking. It requires years of planning and the support of thousands of people.

Ultimately, the success of the census depends on everyone’s participation. The Census Bureau depends on cross-sector collaborations with organizations and individuals to get people to participate.

Why it's important: The 2020 Census asks questions that provide a snapshot of the nation. Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding Lake County receives and how Lake County plans for the future. Join us in spreading the word.

Attend the 2020 Census IDEAS Exchange: The Municipal Ideas Exchange is intended to help municipalities and their CCCs prepare for the 2020 Census. The Exchange will educate on the importance of a complete, accurate count as well as offer municipalities specific steps that can be taken to reach the hardest-to-count residents. Learn more (PDF)

Learn about the census questions and why they're asked

Learn how to respond to the 2020 census


Lake County Census Complete Count Committee

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Lake County Board voted to create a 2020 Complete Count Committee (CCC), a Special Advisory Group established to provide direction and advice to ensure an accurate 2020 census count of Lake County residents.

The CCC will strategically focus on addressing hard-to-count areas of Lake County, including minority populations, low-income households, immigrant populations, populations with language barriers and young children.

View the meeting schedule

View the Complete County Committee training slides

Read the resolution creating the Complete Count Committee

Read the press release

Find a Complete Count Committee in your community


Interested in Becoming a Census Worker?

Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Needed

In the spring of 2020, the Census Bureau will launch the largest 2020 Census field operation, known as Nonresponse Follow-up, Census Takers will knock on doors to follow up with households who have not responded to the census questionnaire. 

Applicants can qualify for both field and office positions. The office positions, which are more limited, will be located in area census offices. The role of these offices is to recruit, select, hire, train, manage, and pay all office and field staff who work within the designated boundaries of the geographic territory assigned to the office.

The Census Bureau is in the process of opening 248 offices to support the 2020 Census. As these offices become ready for business, they are listed at 2020census.gov/jobs/pay-and-locations

Easy to Apply

Applying for one of these jobs is simple. Just visit 2020census.gov/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020 and select option 3 for more information. Pay rates for field and clerical jobs can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs/pay-and-locations.