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New SSMMA census self-response map / Illinois in the top 10 in nation for self-response rates

Please check-out our GIS team’s new map to show the census response progress for SSMMA communities (as of April 9).

Some other good news: Illinois is in the top 10 in the nation for self-response rates! Congratulations to all of our 2020 Census workers and volunteers on their strives for a complete count in the Southland. Are you curious about how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census? Stay up to date with a map of self-response rates here.

A related story, Census response rates align with income data for south suburban communities, is in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

Residents in the south suburbs are still being reached through local communities providing census care bags. If your municipality is interested in obtaining these bags, please contact our Census Coordinator, Victoria Nicholson at Check out the Southland Counts website at to subscribe to the weekly newsletter for all things related to the census in the south suburbs.

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