The deadline for the 2020 Census has been moved – again – to October 15, 11:59 p.m. Anyone who has not completed the census will not be counted, resulting in fewer state funds for Crete to cover municipal programs.
Please fill out the census. It costs you nothing and benefits your community.
Visit https://2020census.gov/ or call 844-330-2020
Did you know that the Village of Crete forfeits $171.84 in tax revenue from the State of Illinois, for every person in Crete who doesn’t fill out the 2020 Census? The Census money is earmarked for things like local law enforcement and public works.
Now imagine that one percent of Crete, or 83 people, don’t participate in the census. That’s $14,192.00. But what if it’s 20% of residents that don’t fill out the Census? The lost revenue is now $284,000.00, which might result in reduced law enforcement resources and more potholes in Crete roads.
The good news is that, with your help, there’s still time to avoid any potential issues. All you need to do is go to 2020census.gov before October 5th and fill out the form. You can also call 844-330-2020 and complete the process by phone.
The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential, so don’t worry about your answers being published.
If you’ve already completed the census, awesome! Thank you! If you could still help spread the word and maybe gently nudge any procrastinators around you and share the Census website or phone number with them, we’d really appreciate that too!
And remember, the deadline for the 2020 Census is October 5th, and the next Census is not until 2030, so we gotta make this one count. Go #TeamCrete!
The 2020 Census has officially started. Participation is extremely important, as population numbers affect the amount of federal dollars we receive for things like public safety, infrastructure and health and education. Most residents should have received, or very soon will receive a census questionnaire in the mail. The census can be completed via mail, online or by phone.