Center for Governmental Studies U.S. Census Support

Collecting and analyzing accurate census data is one of the most important ways for communities in Illinois to understand who we are and what we need. Census data helps state and local governments decide how to allocate funds, and it helps communities determine where to build everything from schools to supermarkets.

CGS has been a partner with the Illinois State Data Center since the 1980s, helping to provide access and education about census data to all Illinois residents and agencies.

Here are some of our favorite resources to help you understand data from the 2020 Census.


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