Importance and information about the 2010 US Census

2010 US Census | Importance & Information

10 simple questions… Find detailed information about the questions in the form here.

According to the Constitution, a US Census is required every 10 years.  Why do we need to fill out the survey that’s still mailed to us?  (They’re currently experimenting with Internet response forms for the future; maybe by 2020 they’ll have progressed…)

$400 billion in federal funds will be allocated to different cities, based on the responses.  This money can be used for:

  • Hospitals
  • Job training centers
  • Schools
  • Senior centers
  • Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
  • Emergency services

The 2010 Census form is just 10 questions pertaining to:

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Hispanic origin
  • Race
  • Household relationship
  • If you own or rent

Contact Us (them, not me!)

If you did not receive a form (or LOST it…), call the Telephone Questionnaire Assistance center at 1-866-872-6868 unless you prefer a Spanish-speaking operator, then dial 1-866-928-2010 between 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (your local time) seven days a week from February 25, 2010 through July 30, 2010.

For the hearing-impaired, TDD 1-866-783-.

It’s against the law to NOT fill out the census form…otherwise you might be visited by the census taker.  Here’s how to prepare for a visit from them.

Check out key dates including how and when to volunteer, seek employment, turn in your form, etc.

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  1. Thank you for the article about the Census. It is important in providing future funding for our state. I would also like to add that it is one of the most useful tools in genealogy research. Mine will hit the mailbox today.

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