The Village of Glenview

2020 Census

Your participation helps Glenview
​​Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States. The census 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. 

Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Glenview benefits the most when the census counts everyone.

After the 2010 Census, Glenview's population was set at 44,692. Following substantial redevelopment in the past decade of the former Naval Air Station Glenview into The Glen, Glenview commissioned a partial Special Census in five areas in 2017 ​that raised Glenview's official count to 46,740. 

Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone's help. Individuals, businesses, community organizations, schools and others have a role to play.​

Upcoming events

​Be Counted at the Library
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday,
March 19
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 24
Glenview Public Library,
1930 Glenview Road
Fill out your census form in a secure and convenient environment. Use dedicated computers to complete your form. Staff and volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be available to answer questions. Bring your 2020 Census invitation.

Census Workshop
1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 23
North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield
Staff will help with electronic form submission. Get details here.

How does Glenview benefit?

The Village of Glenview will be doing its part to maximize participation by all residents, including renters and property owners. The higher the population count, the higher the share of certain state taxes distributed on a per-capita (population) basis Glenview gets. These include:

  • Income tax -- A share of income taxes paid by individuals and businesses from withholding, estimates and tax returns is shared with counties and municipalities based on population. Glenview receives a portion of the state's 4.95-percent personal income tax on individuals, trusts and estates, and 7-percent tax on corporations.​
  • Use tax -- A portion of the sales taxes collected by the state of Illinois on a non-taxed or lower taxed out-of-state purchases (e.g. internet sales) used in Illinois is distributed to counties and municipalities based on population.
  • Motor fuel tax -- A portion of the 38-cents per gallon motor fuel tax collected by the state of Illinois is distributed to counties and municipalities based on population. Its use is restricted to local road construction projects.

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers and others use to provide daily services, products and support for our community. The results also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.




How is census data collected?

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.

Is the data collected confidential?

Your 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.

Special living situations

People in some special living situations may have questions about how to respond. This includes:

  • Students
  • Service members
  • People in correctional facilities
  • People who move on Census Day (April 1, 2020)
  • People who do not have fixed addresses

Get information on how people in these groups will be counted here.

More resources

2020 Census jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of people for the 2020 Census. Click here to learn more and apply.  ​​​​​​​​