Due to the continued reduction in population, Illinois will lose at least one of its 18 congressional representatives in Washington D.C.. Additionally, each resident that doesn’t respond lessens federal funding for the state by $1,400, which is spent on schools, hospitals, infrastructure and other vital programs our community depends on. Lack of response also impacts data that businesses and developers rely on to decide where to invest. Ten years ago, Illinois had a 70% self-response rate.
The most important thing you can do is respond to the census questionnaire when you receive it. Personal details are kept confidential and the information is used solely to produce statistics. By law, the U.S. Census Bureau cannot share your responses with anyone, not even the FBI, ICE, or local police.
Residents will have multiple ways to respond to the 2020 Census:
*Online - For the first time history, the census can be completed online. Visit illinoiscensus2020.com for more information.
*Phone - A system will be set up so you can call and complete the census via phone.
*Mail - The census can be completed and returned by self-addressed envelope, no postage necessary, to the bureau.
Share this information with your neighbors, family, friends, and coworkers and remind that that "We All Count!" Learn more at 2020census.gov below.