This week homes across Illinois will begin receiving invitations to fill out the 2020 census. I would like to remind you what the census is, and why it is essential. Residents will receive an invitation to respond online to the 2020 census between March 12 and 20.
Mandated by the United States Constitution, the census is a count of the United States population that takes place every ten years. The 2020 Census will be the 24th census conducted since 1790.
Billions of dollars in federal funding that is based on census numbers go to schools, hospitals, roads, public safety, and other vital programs each year. Not only is participating in the census required by law, but a complete count is important to ensuring your community has funding for these resources.
The links below provide additional information about the upcoming census.
What is the census?
What questions are asked?
Ways to Respond
Impact in Your Community