Still time to be counted

There is still time to complete the U.S. Census online.

Federal funding for Illinois health clinics, first responders, schools, roads and more all will be determined by how many people complete the census. While you are required by law to participate, the Census Bureau is also required by law to protect your answers. Please take a few minutes to make sure you are counted by taking the census online at
People in some special living situations may have questions about how to respond, including:
  • Students
  • Service members
  • People in correctional facilities
  • People who move on Census Day (April 1, 2020).
  • People who do not have fixed addresses
Visit Who To Count for information on how people in these groups will be counted.

Those who do not complete the census online will be visited and interviewed by a census taker sometime this summer or fall.

Why is the census so important? 
The results are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts.

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