The Village of Tinley Park will take part in the 2020 United States Census, which officially begins with National Census Day on April 1, 2020. The data collected helps determine the number of seats Illinois has in the U.S. House of Representatives and the amount of federal funds received for such things as schools, senior centers and public works projects. It also is the basis for many state revenue payments, such as income tax and motor fuel fax.
The last census, held on April 1, 2010, determined the population of Tinley Park was 56,703.
The Clerk's Office coordinates both the decennial and special census.
Census enumerators in Tinley Park
Enumerators have begun working in Tinley Park to contact households that haven't yet taken the 2020 U.S. Census. There may be as many as 50 people canvasing the village through the end of October, when work is tentatively scheduled to be complete. All Census employees will have official U.S. Census Bureau badges and proper identification.
2020 Census Jobs
Applications are still available for census jobs. Please visit www.2020census.gov/jobs for more information.
How the 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond
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. Learn more by reading this handout. Residents can complete census questionnaires at www.my2020census.gov or by calling (844) 330-2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
See below for a list of frequently asked questions related to the 2020 Census.
Why is the Census important?
The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, all residents will be asked to count everyone who lives in their home as of April 1.
Getting a complete count in 2020 requires everyone’s help. Individuals, businesses, community organizations and other organizations have a role to play in making sure Tinley Park is accurately counted when the federal government determines how to distribute more than $675 billion annually for new roads, hospitals, housing, schools and other important projects.
The Village of Tinley Park will be doing its part to maximize participation by all residents. This includes leading a local Complete Count Committee made up of community stakeholders who can help raise awareness about the importance of the census, particularly with hard-to-reach populations such as renters, families with young children and immigrants.
What is the Tinley Park Complete Count Committee?
The Village of Tinley Park Complete Count Committee brings together a cross section of community members who will partner with the U.S. Census Bureau and utilize its local knowledge and expertise to reach out to all persons in the community to ensure a complete and accurate 2020 Census count.
The Village of Tinley Park Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census includes:
- Shawn Roby, Tinley Park Park District
- Zach Musil, Tinley Park Public Library
- Jamie Bonnema, Bremen High School District 228
- Dr. Barb Rains, Summit Hill School District 161
- Resolution 19-R-051 [June 18, 2019]
What's new with the Census in 2020?
There are some key changes to the process for the 2020 Census. For instance, the internet will be the primary response option for the first time.
While a paper form will still be available, individuals will be able to complete the 2020 Census form online, or by phone or mail. Complete Count Committees will play a critical role in educating residents about these and other key changes to the Census.
How can I be sure my Census answers will remain private?
Responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics; they cannot be used against you in any way. By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential.
Are there any 2020 Census jobs available?
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting people to assist with the 2020 Census count. Jobs include temporary positions such as census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff.
Visit 2020census.gov/jobs for more information or to apply.
What else should I know about the 2020 Census?
See below for a list of resources for those who would like to learn more about the 2020 Census.
- 2020 Census on Social Media
- Counting young children in the 2020 Census
- Fact sheet for community organizations
- Fact sheet for businesses
- Fact sheet for schools
- Why your faith community should become a 2020 Census partner
- Fact sheet for renters (Option No. 1)
- Fact sheet for renters (Option No. 2)
- Fact sheet for property managers