The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years.
The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States.
When you receive yours, answer the 10 questions and mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided.
If you don’t mail the form back, you may receive a visit from a census taker, who will ask you the questions from the form.
Participation is mandatory.
Any personal data you provide is protected under federal law.
The US Census matters because it will affect our community for the next ten years. Census data is key to federal grants, redrawing political boundries, economic development, and every person counted brings money back into the community through grants and programs.
This helps rural communities like ours to fund schools, senior centers, bridges, public works projects, and emergency services.
You can find out more about the 2010 U.S. Census by visiting http://2010.census.gov/