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Why is the Census important?

  • The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, all residents will be asked to count everyone who lives in their home as of April 1.  Getting a complete count in 2020 requires everyone’s help.  Individuals, businesses, community organizations and other organizations have a role to play in making sure Chicago Heights is accurately counted when the federal government determines how to distribute more than $675 billion annually for new roads, hospitals, housing, schools and other important projects. 
  • The City of Chicago Heights will be doing its part to maximize participation by all residents. This includes leading a local Complete Count Committee made up of community stakeholders who can help raise awareness about the importance of the census, particularly with hard-to-reach populations such as renters, families with young children and immigrants.

Get the facts!  Visit:  U.S. Census 2020 Fact Sheet


What’s new with the Census in 2020?

There are some key changes to the process for the 2020 Census. For instance, the internet will be the primary response option for the first time.  While a paper form will still be available, individuals will be able to complete the 2020 Census form online, or by phone or mail. Complete Count Committees will play a critical role in educating residents about these and other key changes to the Census.


Census Confidentiality

Responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics - they cannot be used against you in any way.

By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential.

For more information, visit:  U.S. Census 2020 Confidentiality Fact Sheet

Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.
Jobs include a variety of temporary positions, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff. 

For complete details or to apply, visit:  U.S. Census 2020 Jobs

 

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