We have some work to do 71! I am a little competitive and hoping you are, as well. Henry County is in the lead with a 66.7% Response Rate! Following in 2nd is Whiteside County with a 65.9% response rate, in 3rd is Rock Island County with a 60.7% response rate and bringing up the tail end is Carroll County with 58.0% response rate.

The census is 9 questions long and will take you well under 10 minutes to complete. It is super easy and a good count benefits YOU! Online…it is the quickest and easiest way to get counted in Illinois and can be accessed from a smart phone, tablet, laptop, and computer. https://my2020census.gov/

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next 10 years. An accurate count of Illinois’ population is essential to ensure the State receives the funding needed to properly care for its residents and provide critical services and programs. The funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.

Like, what, you ask?…Head Start program and grants that support teachers and special education, highway planning and construction, programs to restore wildlife, prevent child abuse, housing assistance for older adults, funding for hospitals and fire departments and helps communities to respond to natural disasters.

If you are interested in viewing Census response rates, the US Census has launched an interactive tool. https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html