2020 US Census

Make your voice count! Shape your future. Take the 2020 U.S. Census.
Posted on 02/13/2020
Be Counted. 2020 US Census

Shape your future. Take the 2020 U.S. Census.

Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau counts everyone living in the United States. In the U.S. Constitution, the 14th amendment states that every person should be counted, whether or not they are a citizen. Most importantly, the Census information helps make sure the government knows how many people live in different areas all across the country. It also affects the resources our communities get.

The Census count affects money that states get from the government. Without a fair and accurate Census count, many programs like Medicaid and Head Start as well as important needs like roads and bridges might be affected.

Census responses drive decisions on the annual allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities, which includes support for school programs and services such as:

  • Special Education
  • Free and reduced-price lunch
  • Class size reduction
  • Classroom technology
  • Teacher training
  • After-school programs
  • Head Start

Did you know?

Illinois could lose at least $1.2 billion in federal funding over the next decade with just one percent undercount (120,000 people missed).

Money will be lost in Illinois. An estimated $1,400 for every person that does not fill out the census (statewide estimate based on 2010 population numbers).


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