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Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?
Last week, a total of 58.7% of Park Forest households had officially been counted. This week, 61.9% of Park Forest households are now counted. Park Forest remains on pace with all communities in the state of Illinois.
For those who still have yet to complete the census, it’s not too late. Park Forest encourages all residents to be counted today. Millions of dollars, which can make a significant difference for the betterment of the Park Forest community, are at stake. Consider these numbers:
· There are 9,600 households in Park Forest· 7,200 of those 9,600 households were counted in the 2010 census for a response rate of 75%· With an average of 2 to 3 people per household, an estimated 6,300 Park Forest residents were unaccounted for in 2010.· With each resident representing an estimated $1,400 in federal funding, the 6,300 Park Foresters not counted in 2010 resulted in a loss of nearly $90 million dollars for the community over the last 10 years.
Do your part to help Park Forest receive the maximum amount of federal dollars available by being counted. These dollars help to finance important efforts in the community, like education, roadway projects, and enhancing the community’s water system. All being counted is critical to the next 10 years in Park Forest.
Log-on, dial in, or mail off your completed census form today. It’s one of the most important things you can do to help your community. Complete the 2020 census now by visiting https://2020census.gov/