Make everyone count in Lake County!
The 2020 Census will take place this spring. The goal is to count every person living in the country,
including young children, and it is done every 10 years. Everyone who lives in the United States is
required to participate.
The Census helps determine which areas qualify for the critical resources that children and families
depend on for the next 10 years—basically an entire childhood! Accurate census data means our local
communities will be more likely to get the roads, schools, child and senior centers, hospitals, and other
services our families need. It will also decide how much money Illinois will get to help pay for All Kids
health insurance, school breakfast and lunch programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(also known as SNAP or food stamps), financial aid for college, and many other programs that are
important to keeping our children healthy, strong and well educated.