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Population count officially starts on Wednesday’s Census Day

How many people will be living in your house on April 1?

No, it’s not meant to be a funny April Fool’s question. It’s an important date for all people living in the United States who need to be counted for an accurate 2020 census. It’s estimated to take just five minutes to file the answers.

The census is conducted every 10 years. The first census was conducted in 1790 and counted more than 3 million people. Today the U.S. population is more than 330 million people. Illinois’ population is . . .

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