2020 Census Results
The U.S. Census Bureau gathered responses for the 2020 U.S. Census from April, 2020 through December, 2020, with the goal of counting every person in the United States.
Thank you to those who took time to participate in the 2020 Census as the self-response rate for North Riverside was 78.7%. This was above the self-response rate experienced statewide of 71.4% and will help our community receive the proper federal and state funding we are entitled to.
North Riverside grew 11.3% in population from 6,672 citizens in 2010 to 7,426 citizens in 2020.
Why is the U.S. Census important?
- Census data determines how federal, state and local funds are distributed. These funds are used to pay for things like education, infrastructure improvements, and public health and welfare programs to our citizens.
- Census numbers also reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state receives.
- Boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts are also made based on population shifts reported in the Census.