With less than a week to go until homes across Illinois begin receiving invitations to fill out the 2020 census, Senator Barickman is reminding constituents what the census is, and why it is essential. 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 goes to schools, hospitals, roads, public safety, and other vital programs each year. Not only is participating in the census required by law, but a complete count is important to ensuring your community has funding for these resources.
This year, for the first time, you can take the census online! Links to census resources, including how to respond and a sample questionnaire, are available from the homepage on this website.