Everyone Counts

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Cook County, Ill., IL

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About the Program

Category: Information Technology (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

The Cook County 'Everyone Counts' application allows users to explore demographic changes within their communities across specific timeframes. Using data between 2015-2020 to start, “Everyone Counts” will update data as it is released by the US Census, making it a living breathing resource for tracking demographic data over time. Users may explore changes to the entire county or focus on specific commissioner districts, townships, or zip codes. The purpose of this application is to help users answer questions about the diversity of these areas and possible migration trends to better understand communities' unique assets and needs. Within a month of the applications launch, Everyone Counts has engaged over 650 users across 9 states in the US. https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/everyonecounts/