Washington Special Census kicked off November 9

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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 8:55 am

Beginning on November 9, enumerators with the U.S. Census Bureau will be going door-to-door to conduct brief interviews with most residents in over twenty subdivisions throughout Washington, including but not limited to the following:

  • Oak Creek
  • Bristol Park
  • Northwyck
  • Hunter’s Glen
  • Cherry Pointe
  • Mallard Crossing
  • Trails Edge
  • Washington Estates
  • Devonshire
  • Wilmor Estates
  • Villas of Hollybrook

Residents in these neighborhoods are strongly encouraged to participate in the Special Census. Interviews will take less than 10 minutes. Special Census enumerators will wear photo identification cards and carry a black and white U.S. Census Bureau bag. Residents can expect enumerators any day of the week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. If no one is home, the enumerator will leave a contact card at the front door.

Only certain parts of the city will be counted. In order to minimize costs and maximize the possible return on the city's investment, the Special Census will only count the areas that have seen the most residential growth since the 2010 Census. Based on a conservative estimate of 1,000 new residents, the city could receive approximately $400,000 in additional state funds between September 2018 and certification of the 2020 Census in June 2021. Additional state funds will help the city continue to provide essential services and improve the quality of life in Washington.

To learn more about the Special Census, contact Director of Planning and Development Jon Oliphant at 309-444-3196. A Special Census office is located in the City of Washington and is open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The Special Census Supervisor is Tasha Allen Ohara and can be reached at 309-444-1019. Residents calling after Special Census office hours may leave a voicemail beginning on November 10.

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