Thursday, December 3, 2009

Be counted - Census 2010

The House Majority received information today regarding the 2010 U.S. Census. The census is a count of everyone residing in the United States. The U.S. Constitution requires that a national census be taken every ten years.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently recruiting census takers to work within their own communities. For employment information, go to the 2010 Census website.

All U.S. residents must be counted - people of all ages, both citizens and non-citizens. State population will determine the reapportionment of seats in the U.S House of Representatives. In addition, census data is used to allocate more than $300 billion to states and communities.

In February/March 2010, you'll receive a short questionnaire, 10 questions which will take about 10 minutes to complete. If you do not return the questionnaire by mail, census takers will visit households in May through July 2010 to obtain population count information. By law, the Census Bureau must deliver the population counts to the president for apportionment of the U.S. House.

We should receive our completed census data for Hawaii by March 2011.

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