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Resource ID: #17944
Subject: Census
Source: Chicago Reporter
Date: July/August


In the spring, Chicago had the lowest rate of return on Census forms among the nation's ten biggest metros. Some blamed the laissez-faire attitude of the city's census office, which failed to make a push for returns among residents. By June, the counting rate was notably more rapid, giving rise to questions about the accuracy of the data collected. In 1990, Chicago was under-counted, missing many of the neighborhoods where services are especially crucial."

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