Households with immigrants that don’t participate in the census could include citizens who would also go uncounted.
Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
A local Muslim civil rights group says that trend is mirrored in Chicago and its suburbs.
Experts cite a lack of federal funding, access to adequate health care and cultural sensitivity for the rising rates and wide disparities.
The population of Cook County population dipped below 2010 levels for the first time this decade.
The committee’s goal is to help ensure that people of color, veterans, the homeless and others are counted in the 2020 census.
A year out from the 2020 census, Cook County officials worry about nearly a third of the county’s residents living in “hard-to-count” areas.
An annual report ranking Illinois counties by their residents’ health shows that Cook County lags behind much of the state.