2020 Census Results
Determines Funding for Momence Until 2030
Every 10 years, a census is taken of all persons living in the United States. It is important that every Illinois resident be counted so our state population accurately reflects our needs. While many Illinoisans will answer the census questionnaire when it arrives, some demographics are consistently undercounted due to low participation. The following groups are historically undercounted in the census:
• Veterans, military and personnel living on Illinois military bases
• Minority communities
• Retirees spending their spring and summer in Illinois and wintering in another climate
• Illinois university/college students with a permanent residence outside Illinois
• Persons living in large housing units and apartment complexes
• Foreign-born persons (documented and undocumented) living and/or working in Illinois
• Farmers and their families living in rural Illinois
• Children under age 5, and
• Homeless population
The census asks questions that provide a snapshot of the nation. Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding our community receives and how our community makes plans for the future.
$675 billion dollars is distributed each year in federal programs. In Illinois, there are 16 large federal programs that distribute nearly $20 billion throughout the state, $1,535 per capita (for each resident) against 2015 population.
It is estimated that the undercounting of Illinoisans in 2010 resulted in a loss of $952 per capita in funding. In 2015 alone, Illinois lost $122 million for every 1% of the population not counted in the 2010 Census. In Momence, that amounted to $30,000/year that might have been spent on roads, sidewalks or other improvements.