National Census News

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Illinois Census News

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Census Countdown Clock


Sample Census Invitation Letter

Complete Count
Committee Resources



How to Register National

Complete Count Committees





Illinois: Register Your
Complete Count Committee

Why is the 2020 Census important to Illinois?

Money and Power! Many of the services that we all use daily are partially, if not fully, funded through the federal government. Those allocations of funds are typically based on the population being served. If you are not in the count then money will not be allocated for you to receive funding for disability services, housing vouchers, tuition assistance, roadway improvements, capital building projects, technology enhancements, etc. READ MORE


Hard to Count Populations in Illinois


Graduate School Enrollment
Reaches Four Million

The number of people enrolled in school in the United States reached 76.8 million in 2018 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 2.2 million below the level reached in 2011, when 79.0 million were enrolled in school. Enrolled students make up 25% of the U.S. population age 3 and older. READ MORE

 How is the Census being handled in Illinois?

Each state has a Complete Count Commission. In Illinois, the commission is led by the Secretary of State Jessie White’s office.  The Commission is responsible for being the liaison with the federal government and creating Complete Count Committees. The committees can be a community group, an association, a nonprofit, any group of people interested in spreading the word about the Census to help get everyone counted. If you are interested in forming a committee, please contact Sherrie Taylor at or call (815) 753-0925.



Explore My Congressional District Data Tool

Since the new Congress was sworn in on Jan. 3 and the midterm elections in November, interest in the U.S. Census Bureau’s My Congressional District (My CD) tool has remained high. My CD gives users quick and easy access to selected statistics collected by the Census Bureau through the American Community Survey (ACS) and County Business Patterns (CBP). READ MORE.

The ACS provides detailed demographic, social, economic and housing statistics updated each year for the nation's communities. CBP provides annual statistics for businesses with paid employees at a detailed geography and industry level.


  How Does Illinois Stack Up?



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50 Ways Census Data is Used

For Landlords

Differential Privacy Impact Letter to Virginia Governor

“What is asked on the Census?”

Getting the Count Out on Campus

Census 2020 Partnership Resources

Is the Survey You Received Legitimate?

Complete Count Committee Locations


State Data Gems


State Data Center




Contact Sherrie Taylor, CGS liaison to the Census & Interim Lead of the State Data Center in Illinois, at or (815) 753-0925 with questions or information requests.