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The Census is coming in March of 2010

Los Angeles, CA- The Constitution requires the Federal government to count every person living in the United States every ten years. The numbers are then used to help distribute Federal resources (money, etc.) and to decide how many seats each state will have in Congress. It is important to participate in the Census every ten years as it is a means for communities to get the proper funding and resources appropriate to the specifics of its population. “The Census is a critical tool for determining the level of resources that go to our community,” says Holly J. Mitchell, CEO of Crystal Stairs, Inc. Participation is required by law and information given to the Census is confidential and will not be shared with law enforcement, immigration or any other government entity.

The Census will also create many job opportunities. Up to 70,000 people in California will be hired to work from the 54 Census offices across the state. These include both Spanish and English speakers. The hourly wage for a Census enumerator is $22.00. 

Please find the Census timeline below and visit www.census.gov for more information:

  • October 2009: The Census resumes recruiting for the biggest offices
  • March 8-10, 2010: Advance letter sent out by Census Bureau
  • March 15-17, 2010: Census questionnaires sent out
  • March 19 - April 19, 2010: Questionnaire Assistance Centers open
  • March 22-24, 2010: Reminder Postcard sent out
  • April 1-10, 2010: Census sends out replacement questionnaires
  • April - July 2010: Census workers visit people who did not send back form
  • December 2010: Population count delivered to President Obama for apportionment

  • March 2011: Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting data to the states