IL Census to Begin This Week

Homes across Illinois will receive invitations to fill out the 2020 census. Please be counted. Kankakee County lost nearly $47 million in the last census because of the number of people who were not counted. Being counted is essential to our community. 

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 based on census numbers go to schools, hospitals, roads, public safety, and other vital programs each year. Participating in the census is required, but more importantly, a complete count is needed to make sure we get the appropriate funding for these resources in our community.

The links below provide additional information about the upcoming census.

Census Website

https://www.census.gov/

What is the census?

https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html

What questions are asked?

https://2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html

Ways to Respond

https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html

Impact in Your Community

https://2020census.gov/en/community-impact.html

Census Jobs

https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

Sample Questionnaire

https://2020census.gov/content/dam/2020census/materials/partners/2019-08/2020-informational-questionnaire.pdf