The Census is a population count of the United States that happens every 10 years. It determines the distribution of money and political power from the federal government to our communities. The Census began April 1, 2020.
The Library is proud to be part of the Morton Grove Complete Count Committee. Read on to learn more about the Census timeline, helpful resources, and more.
What is the Census?
From the Census Bureau:
The census asks questions that provide a snapshot of the nation. Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives, and how your community plans for the future.
When you fill out the census, you help:
- Determine how many seats states gets in Congress
- Guide how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year
- Create jobs
- Provide housing
- Prepare for emergencies
- Build schools, roads and hospitals
Morton Grove and the Census
This digital exhibit features publicly available census records from Morton Grove's history, starting in the 1890s through the 1940s, along with photos provided by the Morton Grove Historical Society.
View the exhibit online or displayed below.
The Census schedule has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the important dates to keep in mind:
July 1 - September 3
Census takers work with administrators at colleges, senior centers, prisons, and other facilities that house large groups of people to make sure everyone is counted in a process called group quarter enumeration.
August 11 - September 30
Census takers will be going door to door to homes that have not filled out their form online, by telephone, or by mail to make sure everyone gets counted.
April 30, 2021
Census information will be completed, processed, and sent to the President with each state’s population total, which determines how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives.
July 31, 2021
Redistricting for the next 10 years will be complete.