Census Bureau wants forms returned ASAP

By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Today is National Census Day, the day supposedly reflected in the 2010 population count happening right now across the country.
Every household in the United States should have received a questionnaire from the U.S. Census Bureau asking the number, ages, genders, names, races and relationships of people living under the same roof.
The 10-question form takes less than 10 minutes to complete and comes with a postage-paid return envelop.
The Census Bureau is encouraging everyone who hasn’t yet returned the form to do so today as part of its National Census Day blitz.
Those who don’t return the forms will receive a personal visit from a census worker within the next few weeks.
“Fill it out and send it back,” said U.S. Census Bureau Media Specialist Kat Smith, “and no one will knock on your door.”
Information provided in the census count helps determine how some $400 billion of federal dollars will be distributed. It funds schools, special programs, state agencies and a host of other functions.
Personal information provided in the forms is confidential and not shared with any other agency.

Contact Emily Le Coz at (662) 678-1588 or emily.lecoz@djournal.com.

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