Why is the census important?
The results are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts.
For example, census counts could affect future political representation and funding for Illinois public university like UIS.
Ensure you count.
Every person living in the United States is required by law to respond to the census.
If you are…
Respond by April 1. In mid-March, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond. You will have three options:
Find out more
Did you know you can make money while helping to ensure a complete count? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Check out the Census Bureau website for openings.
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Use this guide to start or supplement your research, or to find out more about the importance of the decennial census!
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