MT. VERNON, IL — July saw the extension of the 2020 Census count to help communities get more time to gather numbers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fast forward to today, and the deadline is now less than a week away to be counted.
Census Liaison for the city of Mt. Vernon Lori Ulrich says Jefferson County is well short of where it should be at this time.
Opdyke-Belle Rive 70.1%
There are three areas specifically in or around Mt. Vernon that are falling below 60% reporting; South of Broadway, East of 27th Street, and some other areas outside the Mt. Vernon city limits.
If you are a citizen of Mt. Vernon you can still receive a $10 cash bonus for filling out your census. Go to my2020census.gov, complete the census, print out or take a screenshot of the confirmation page, and bring that page to City Hall.