Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?
Last week, a total of 48.1% of Park Forest households had officially been counted in the 2020 census, 1.7% behind all residents of the state of Illinois at 49.8.% counted.
This week, as of April 13, 51.1.% of Park Forest households are now officially counted, 1.9% behind the pace of all Illinois residents currently tracking at 53% counted.
Park Forest is encouraging all residents to be counted today. With most indoors as part of a stay-at-home order, now is the perfect time to complete this short but important process.
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.
Help Park Forest achieve a 100% response rate today! Log-on, dial in, or mail off your completed census form right away. 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/