2020 Census

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Once a decade, a census is taken as mandated by the U.S. Constitution for the purpose of ensuring fair representation and distribution of resources. The next upcoming census will be in 2020. To learn more about what a census is, how the census benefits our community and for additional information, please visit the United States Census Bureau's website. In addition, please visit the Illinois Department of Human Services website to view the State of Illinois's official website for the 2020 census efforts and to learn more about what is at stake. 

Neighborhood Address Canvassing

In preparation for the upcoming 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau's staff started conducting neighborhood address canvassing in early August and this will occur through October 18, 2019. Census staff are verifying physical addresses to ensure that their address database is complete. To find out more about the U.S. Census Bureau's Address Canvassing Operations, please click here. If you have questions regarding these operations, please contact the Chicago Regional Census Center directly at (312) 579-1500. 


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