Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley are growing, and the 2020 Census is essential for our continued success in the next decade. Our goal is for each and every person living in Eau Claire County to be counted!
Every household will receive a census form by April 1, 2020. The Census will be easy and quick to complete – either online or on paper – and help is available if needed.
Although the Census Bureau is preparing for the census, they can’t do this without the help of local partners such as Eau Claire County, businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, colleges, school districts and the media. We’re committed to a complete and accurate count of all Eau Claire County residents because EVERYONE COUNTS!
Census Commonly Asked Questions
Why Does the Census Matter to You?
Many residents think census data is only used to determine the number of legislative seats Wisconsin has in Washington D.C. or Madison. However, this is only a part of what is determined by census results. Census participation also determine the amount of federal money Wisconsin receives each year to support:
- Social services programs that provide assistance to residents, including senior citizens, veterans and low-income families; and
- Hospitals and emergency healthcare centers for the insured and uninsured
- Infrastructure needs, such as road construction and repair;
- Community facilities such as public transit;
- Schools and school districts in your community;
- Emergency preparedness programs;
- Businesses decisions to potentially build or expand their corporate offices or factories, bringing employment opportunities to communities; and
- Planning for future growth and development in the community
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction estimates that each person not counted results in $1,500 of lost funding per year. Cumulatively, that could mean up to $43 million dollars a year of lost Federal funding in Wisconsin.
Get the Facts
For complete information about the 2020 Census visit: https://2020census.gov/en.html.