The 2020 Census continues, and the race is on between Skokie and North Shore communities in Cook County to count everyone! Golf was the first community to pass their 2010 Census final response rate. Skokie was the second community to cross the line in 2020!
There will be parties again soon, and family gatherings. There will be parades and sporting events and concerts. To help our communities when they come back together after the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking you to please respond to the 2020 Census now. Spend a few minutes to respond today to impact the next 10 years of funding on healthcare, infrastructure, and education. We all see how important these are today. Make America’s tomorrow brighter.
Visit 2020CENSUS.GOV or call 1-844-330-2020 to respond to the census today.
In March, Skokie residents received an invitation to respond to the Census questionnaire. You can respond online, with your smartphone, by phone, or by mail. The questionnaire is less than 10 questions long and is expected to take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please know that if you receive a postcard and do not respond, Census workers will begin in-person visits during May.
Census results affect Skokie’s voice in government, how much of $675 billion in federal funding Skokie receives for the next 10 years and how we plan for the future of the community. By completing the census form, you help Skokie create jobs, provide housing, prepare for emergencies and build schools, roads and hospitals. Census results determine the number of seats Illinois gets in Congress, and State and local officials use Census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative and school districts.
Census data impacts funding for things like:
Education programs and grants
Medicare and Medicaid
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
School meal programs
Parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities
The Village is supporting the Census 2020 effort by focusing its efforts on historically hard-to-count populations that were identified by Skokie-specific data from previous censuses: renters, low-income persons, young children, senior citizens, “Millennials”, ethnic minorities and non-English speakers.
As part of this effort, the Village is providing information to community organizations, sending letters directly to residents and posting signs around the Village as reminders of the upcoming effort. We hope you join us by participating in the 2020 Census.
For more information, please click on the graphic images or informational video below or go to www.2020census.gov.