2020 U.S. Census - Lets Shape our Future!

April is now upon us and the 2020 Census Bureau has sent out the initial invitations to participate in the 2020 Census!  Every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau conducts the decennial census which provides a glimpse of the Eau Claire area, State of Wisconsin and the Nation.  It's very important that everyone complete their census questionnaire and return it to the Census Bureau.

 It's Easy...It's important for Eau Claire...It's Confidential!

If you have already responded to your Census invitation...thank you!  If you haven't, it still isn't too late as the Census Bureau has extended the self-response timeframe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  More information about the Census Bureau's adjusted schedule is provided below.

As a reminder, you can respond online, by telephone, or if you haven't responded yet, the Census Bureau will be mailing out a paper Census questionnaire in mid-April.  The web link to respond online is

The City of Eau Claire continues to partner with local groups and organizations such as: Eau Claire County, Altoona, area businesses, Eau Claire School District, UWEC, CVTC, and non-profit organizations to encourage a complete and accurate count of everyone in the Chippewa Valley.  We anticipate rolling out several Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Centers in late-April or May, with locations announced closer to the time that they will be available. 

Finally, anyone can go to the Census Bureau website to monitor response rates across the country and compare ow Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley are doing.  Here is the link to the Self Response Mapper:

It is important for our community... it is important for you!

Remember, it's only 9 it takes just minutes to complete.

To find out more, check out the information below!

Census Bureau Adjusted Schedule
Responding to the Census Bureau - Telephone Numbers
City Council Support for the 2020 Census
Complete County Partnership Committee
Census 101: What you need to know
Importance of the 2020 Census
How do I respond?
Can I respond to the Census without a Cenus ID?
What are the questions that will be asked?
Why are some of the questions included in the Census? And why are they important?
I'm a student at UWEC or CVTC...where should I be counted?
Yes, the Census is confidential
Census Bureau hiring information