Census takers have gotten the go-ahead to continue collected data through Oct. 31.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau news release, the bureau sent an Oct. 2 message to census takers working on the 2020 Census saying data collection operations will continue through Oct. 31, 2020.
“Employees should continue to work diligently and enumerate as many people as possible,” officials said. “Contact your supervisor with any questions.”
There’s still time to be counted! Due to COVID-19 the deadline has been extended. Complete your U.S. Census at My2020Census.gov!
As of Sept. 30, 2020, Illinois ranked seventh in the country for Census self-response rates and has remained in the top 10 for much of the time, since March 12, that the census portal has been open.
Out of the states with the largest populations, Illinois ranks No. 1. To find response rates and rankings by city, county, town, or Congressional districts, please visit:
The table below shows specific response rates, as of Aug. 31, 2020:
|Location||Self-Response Rate (%)|
|City of Chicago||60%|
|Illinois Counties with Highest Response Rates:|
|Illinois Counties with Lowest Response Rates:|
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