Chicago Census 2020: March 12 – October 31

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the deadline for responding is now extended until October 2020.

Shape your future and take the Census today! If you haven’t already, please take a few moments while you are at home during the COVID-19 crisis to complete the Census questionnaire for your family online. Participation in the census is the right and responsibility of every Chicago resident. It is important to complete the Census in order for the government to have an accurate understanding of who lives here — this data is used to determine critical governmental funding formulas for the City and the State. Many organizations in our community have received funding to help ensure our entire community is counted. If you or your neighbors have questions about the Census or need guidance, please visit

You can easily complete the Census while still observing social distancing in the following ways:

  • Online: Visit and fill out the Census now on your computer, tablet or smart phone.
  • Phone: Call 844-330-2020 to fill out the Census over the phone. The U.S. Census Bureau offers assistance in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language. Phone lines are open every day from 6:00 am to 1:00 am Central Time. Text your questions to 987-987 and get answers.
  • Mail: Fill out the Census form you received in the mail and return it, free of charge, to the US Census Bureau.