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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Everyone Counts in Prospect Heights

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The City of Prospect Heights is partnering with local Park Districts, Libraries, Houses of Worship, and community organizations to get the word out on how important participating in the 2020 census is to the Prospect Heights community. The City's official population is determined by the census and the number of residents in Prospect Heights directly affects what the City receives from the State and Federal governments. Federal elected representation, electoral redistricting, funding for public safety and emergency preparedness, grant funding, and the City's share of over $675,000,000,000 in Federal funds are all reliant on how many residents live in the City. Each person missed on the census is equal to the City losing over $1,500 in state and federal funding. In our hard to count areas on the east side of the City, the number of missed residents could be in the thousands which is worth millions of dollars of lost revenue and resources for the City.

Help the City and its local partners in spreading the word "Everyone Counts in Prospect Heights!" to get an accurate count of all Prospect Heights residents.


Census 2020 Timeline

Below are some key dates for the upcoming 2020 Census

Mid-March 2020 - Self-Response questionnaires will be sent out by the Census Bureau. Residents are also able to participate online and over the phone.

April 1, 2020 - Official Census Day!

April 30, 2020 - Census response due date

April through July - Non-Response follow-up visits

December 31, 2020 - Official counts submitted to the President of the United States.


Be A Census Taker

Even if you hate math, you can still help your fellow residents be counted in the upcoming 2020 Census and even make some money!

Census taker positions are available, apply at www.2020census.gov/jobs

Don't need a job but still want to help your community? The City is looking for civic minded residents to help create Complete Count Committees to help get the word out to the community about the 2020 Census. Complete Count Committees provide a valuable service by reaching out to the segments of our community which are the least accessible due to language or cultural barriers. For more information click here Complete Count Committees or contact Assistant Administrator Peter Falcone at pfalcone@prospect-heights.org or 847-398-6070 ext. 206.

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