Washington, Ill. Gets a Special Census

Nov 9, 2017

More than 20 neighborhoods in the City of Washington are expected to receive a visit from special census counters starting today.

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U.S. Census Bureau enumerators are conducting brief interviews with residents subdivisions throughout the city. They have badges and a black and white census bag. They’ll be going door-to-door weekdays between 9 am and 8 pm.  The census workers will leave a card at the door if no-one is home at the time of their visit.

The city is strongly encouraging residents in the selected neighborhoods to participate in the count. Washington Administrator Jim Culotta says the city could receive as much as $400,000 in additional State funds through the end of the decade, if the numbers indicate population growth.

Washington is thought to have somewhere around 1,000 new residents.

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