2020 Census - Everyone Counts!

2020 Census Residence Criteria

The Census Bureau determines the residence at which a person should be counted in the 2020 Census as their “usual residence”. This is defined by the Census Bureau as the place where a person lives and sleeps most of the time. Determining usual residence is straightforward for most people, however, people with a seasonal or second residence, need to determine which of their residences they live in and sleep at the most. Prospect Heights has many residents who live in other parts of the country for a few months out of the year, but it is important that a person's usual residence is used when completing the Census. This will more than often be their Prospect Heights residence other then where the person was physically staying on April 1, 2020. Any questions about the 2020 Census and residence criteria can be directed to City Hall at 847/398-6070.

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Everyone Counts!

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,

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