JACKSON – The U.S. Census Bureau will increase its advertising efforts in the poverty-stricken Mississippi Delta to encourage people to respond.
Census Bureau director Robert M. Groves said Tuesday the agency is committed to an accurate count.
The Census is conducted once every 10 years and helps determine how federal dollars are spent. Officials use the updated population figures to reconfigure lines for districts in the U.S. House, the state House and Senate and for local offices such as county supervisors.
Graves met in Jackson last week with several groups concerned about an accurate count in the Delta, including Southern Echo and the Sunflower County Parents and Students Organization.
The Associated Press