2015 Special Census



 Westfield Special Census Information


  • Census workers may contact you directly via telephone if they cannot reach you at your residence. Please call 317-867-1264 to confirm information.
  • If you are not home, a note will be left on your door from the census worker.
  • Census workers will never ask you for your Social Security Number.
  • Census workers will be wearing yellow safety vests with the City of Westfield logo on them (pictured below).
  • Census workers will ask you questions such as:
    • Names of each person living in the residence
    • Birth date of each person living in the residence
    • Age of each person living in the residence
    • Address confirmation
    • What type of residence you are living in

If you believe that someone might be a fraudulent census worker, please contact the local census office at: 317-867-1262 or 317-867-1271. Someone from the census office will confirm all information and census worker identification.    


Westfield Special Census FAQ

The Westfield Special Census is currently underway! Here are a few frequently asked questions you might have: 

Why should you participate in the Westfield Special Census?

Our population has grown tremendously since the 2010 national census.  It is important that we document this change with certified census counts so that Westfield gets a fair share of state and federal funds. Census data will be used by our community to plan our future. This is why we ask you to participate in our Special Census. EVERYBODY COUNTS!

What do the funds pay for?

Funds provide essential services like street repair, infrastructure improvements, education for our children, programs for our seniors, and other important services we depend on every day.

What questions will be asked during the Special Census?

Gender, DOB, and race will be asked for each member of the residence. The whole process should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Is your information confidential?

Yes, your information is safe and secure. Whether or not you are a U.S. citizen, your information that identifies you or your residence is private and cannot be released. Each Census Bureau worker takes an oath to protect your answers. If they violate this oath, they will face a maximum of 5 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. That is the law!

How do I identify a Special Census worker?

All workers will have a U.S. Census Bureau badge.

What if I am not home when a worker comes by?

A note will be left on your door with instructions on how to participate. Remember, EVERYONE COUNTS, so it is important for all of Westfield’s residents to participate!


Find out more information about Westfield's special census by contacting census@westfield.in.gov ! 

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