Census 2020: Be Counted


Census 2020 will impact you, your family and the community for 10 years. BE COUNTED!

The count determines how many representatives each state has the U.S. House of Representatives.
The state of Illinois has lost one seat in the U.S House of Representatives every census cycle since 1940.

Read more about Census 2020.


March 12, 2020: Information letters sent to every household; responses begin
April 1, 2020: Census Day! 
May 13, 2020: Nonresponse follow-up begins

The Census

  • Determines the number of seats Illinois will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Decides how $34 billion will be distributed in Illinois.
  • Draws boundaries for voting districts.
  • Determines where needed services (such as health care) should be situated.

The Facts

  • There is no citizenship question on the census.
  • No one will ask for your social security number or money.
  • You will not receive texts or emails about the census.
  • Your data is protected and confidential.
  • You cannot be identified by your data.

March 2, 2020

Why It’s Important to Get Counted in Illinois

March 5, 2020

See a sample census form.


March 12, 2020

Take the Census