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Your Response Matters – U.S. Census 2020
October 31: Final deadline to complete a census questionnaire. Original deadline was July 31.
August 11: The Census Bureau plans to start door-to-door knocking operations, when census takers visit the homes of those who have not self-responded. It is important to encourage residents to complete their census questionnaire before this period.
Stand up and be counted! It’s the only way to ensure Mokena gets appropriate legislative representation (based on population) and its fair share of many of the federal resources our community is entitled to by law. Your home should have received an invitation to participate in the census. You have the following three options for responding:
- By phone
- By mail
The 2020 Census marks the first time you have the option to respond online. You can even respond on your mobile device.
Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. Census results affect our community every day. According to the Illinois Department of Human Services website , on the state level , an accurate count of Illinois’ population is essential to ensure that the State receives the funding it needs to properly care for its residents and provide critical services and programs. In 2015, Illinois received $19,738,866,367, or approximately $1,535 per capita, in federal assistance for sixteen programs. The failure to count every Illinois resident would have devastating effects on Illinois’ ability to meet the needs of its residents. Even a one-percent under-count would result in the State losing $19,557,435 per year for a decade, resulting in a total loss of $195,574,350.
More information regarding the U.S. Census can be found here.
Please update your records to our new address:
11104 Front Street, Suite 1B, Mokena, IL 60448