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Posted on: November 8, 2019

"Come to Your CENSUS & Be Counted!"

Census data impacts our daily lives, informing important decisions about funding for services and infrastructure in your community, including health care, senior centers, jobs, roads, schools, and businesses. More than $675 BILLION in federal funding flows back to the states and local communities each year based on census data.

In the last 2010 Census, the Village of Richton Park had a  dismal 72% participation rate. This time around, our community absolutely cannot afford to have such a poor participation rate. With each individual/citizen that isn’t accounted for, the village stands to lose out on about $1,400 in funding. In 2010, a whopping 28% was unaccounted for. Now, with a village  population nearing 14,000, it is of the utmost importance for each and every household to participate.

Your 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 any individual in any way. By law, all responses to the U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential.

There are also many employment opportunities as well. For more information on Census 2020, please contact Kenneth Jones via email at kljones@richtonpark.org. We look forward to having you be counted!

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