The 2010 Census materials will be arriving at your homes very soon. It is very important that citizens complete and return their Census forms. Obtaining an accurate count is vital because the numbers will dictate how billions of dollars in Federal funding will be allocated. Undercounting will cost the County approximately $14,000 per uncounted person over the next 10 year period. If you have questions about the Census, there is information available at www.census.gov. You may also contact the Village Hall at (630) 323-8215 with questions.
It has recently come to the attention of the Village that a common question regarding the address listed on the Census Questionnaire has been coming up.
What should I do if my census form has an incorrect address ?
If your form has the wrong city name or zip code, please note the following:
• The actual location of your address has been verified for accuracy. Contained in the barcodes on your form is information about the correct geographic location to which your housing unit belongs. This geographic information was verified last year by census workers who physically located each housing unit on the ground and assigned the housing units a “geocode” using special census maps and GPS coordinates.
• The address on your census form or advance letter may not list the city name you identify with or are used to seeing on your mail. This is a result of a cost-saving measure that streamlines how the forms are sorted and delivered to you by the U.S. Postal Service. It will NOT affect which city, town or block your household’s responses will be assigned to.