The Countdown to be Counted is On

July 24, 2010

You should have received a census form months ago. If you didn’t fill it out and return it by the April 16 deadline, a census taker should have visited your home.

If neither scenario played out and you are a Chicago resident, it’s time to call 311.

The deadline is running out to be counted in the 2010 Census, and Mayor Richard Daley is urging Chicago residents to call 311 and get counted.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Telephone Questionnaire Assistance line at 311 is available only to Chicago residents through July 30 at 9 p.m.

There are just 10 short questions to answer.

It is so important to be counted in the census. The amount of federal money your city will receive will be based on the population count. The more responses, the more funding.

For every Chicago resident not counted, the city loses the equivalent of $19,000 over 10 years.

“Now more than ever before, the Census count is very important because it impacts programs and services that affect the lives of every resident of the City of Chicago for the next 10 years,” said Mayor Daley. “This federal money helps fund critical programs that address a range of needs in our city and in our neighborhoods, including programs for education, public safety, transportation, community development and social services.”

To be counted in the 2010 Census, you must call by July 30!

*Chicago residents can dial 311

*No matter where you live, you can dial the Telephone Questionnaire Assistance phone numbers directly:

*English: 1-866-872-6868

*Spanish: 1-866-928-2010

*Chinese: 1-866-935-2010

*Korean: 1-866-955-2010

*Russian: 1-866-965-2010

Call and be counted today.

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