United States Census 2010
 
The Census: A Snapshot
What: The census is a count of everyone in the United States.
Who: Everyone in the United States must be counted. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and noncitizens.
When: More than 130 million households across the nation will receive a census form in March 2010.
Why: The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every 10 years to count the population and determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.
How: Households should complete and mail back their forms upon receipt. Census workers will visit households that do not return forms to take a count in person. United States Census 2010
 
The Census: A Snapshot
What: The census is a count of everyone in the United States.
Who: Everyone in the United States must be counted. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and noncitizens.
When: More than 130 million households across the nation will receive a census form in March 2010.
Why: The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every 10 years to count the population and determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.
How: Households should complete and mail back their forms upon receipt. Census workers will visit households that do not return forms to take a count in person.
 
A Complete Count: The Importance of Census Data to the Asian Community
Census data are used in many ways that can improve life for members of the Asian community and their families:
*  Help leaders determine where to build new schools, roads, health care facilities, child care and senior centers and more.
*  Help fund important community initiatives and programs important to the Asian population – including education and English-language learning programs.
*  Aid local emergency services responders in reacting efficiently in times of need, thanks to better maps and information.
*  Guide implementation and evaluation of programs like the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act.
*  Assist with planning for education, housing, health and other programs that reflect diversity in the community.
 
2010 Census Form: Easy, Important and Safe
*  10 Questions/10 Minutes: One of the shortest census forms in \\history, the 2010 Census form asks 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
*  By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents’ \\answers with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities.
 
Please send your 2010 Census form back today
 
2010 Census Key Dates
February – March 2010: Census forms are mailed or delivered to households.
March – April 2010: The Be Counted Program is implemented, whereby census forms are available at select public sites for individuals who did not receive one by mail or have a form delivered to their home.
April 1, 2010: CENSUS DAY-All census forms should be mailed back by April 1, 2010.
May – July 2010: Census workers will visit households that did not return a form by mail.
Dec. 31, 2010: By law, Census Bureau delivers population counts to the President.
March 2011: By law, Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting data to states.
 
“We use the data to increase public understanding of the demographic characteristics of Asian Americans. We also use the data in our advocacy efforts, especially in dealing with poverty, elder needs and education.” – Asian American Federation
 
For more information about the 2010 Census, go to 2010census.gov.

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