2017 Partial Special Census

The City of Yorkville will be completing a Partial Special Census has started and is anticipated to last through July 2017. 
Below are the answers to some common questions. 

What is a Partial Special Census?

Every 10 years a regular Census or Decennial Census is conducted to officially document the population. In between a regular census governments can elect to conduct a census. This is called a Special Census. What makes a Special Census partial is that it is not a count of the entire jurisdiction, but only selected areas.

Why is the City completing this and what are the benefits?

The City would like to officially document the increase in population due to substantial growth in new housing starts since the last U.S. Census in 2010. The major benefit is that it will enable Yorkville to receive an increased amount of state revenue.  The City receives a portion of the state income tax, use tax, and motor fuel tax based on our population.  Additional funding will help the City to continue to provide essential services and improve the quality of life for residents.

Where is it being completed and how were these areas selected?

The Partial Special Census will be taking place in portions of:
  • Autumn Creek
  • Blackberry Woods
  • Bristol Bay
  • Cornerstone Briarwood
  • Country Hills
  • Grande Reserve
  • Heartland Circle
  • Windett Ridge
The areas were chosen based off of housing growth since the last U.S. Census in 2010.

What can I expect if it is taking place where I live?

The Census Bureau will be completing field data collection. Special Census enumerators will contact residents at their homes to conduct interviews by coming to door-to-door. All workers will have a U.S. Census Bureau badge. The enumerator will ask five questions for each person living in the household and the interview should take about 10 minutes. 

Is my information kept confidential?

Yes, your answers are private. Every Census Bureau worker takes an oath to protect your answers. If they violate this oath, they’ll face a maximum of 5 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. That’s the law! The Census Bureau never releases information that identifies you or your household. The law and our respect for your privacy means you can trust the Census Bureau, AND the law applies whether or not you are a U.S. citizen. For more information click here.

I still have more questions, who can I contact?

Erin Willrett, Assistant City Administrator