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!" to get an accurate count of 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,