The U.S. Census Bureau gathered responses for the 2020 U.S. Census from April 2020 through December 2020, with a goal of counting every person in the United States. The self-response rate for the State of Illinois was 71.4%, and the total self-response rate for the City of Wheaton was 84.5%.
The City thanks all residents who participated in helping shape Wheaton's future.
Why the U.S. Census is important?
Census data determines how federal, state and local funds are distributed. These funds pay for things like education, infrastructure improvements, and public health programs.
Census numbers also reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state receives.
Boundaries of congressional and state legislature districts are made based on population shifts reported in the Census.