Friday, April 02, 2010
What the Census is, and is not
Although April 1 - the day officially designated as Census Day - has passed, the Census Bureau will continue to accept 2010 Census questionnaires by mail through mid-April. (2010.census.gov April 1)
Your participation in the Census is important, as the information is used in determining the share of federal funds going to cities, counties and states; voting districts; and more.
For your protection, it's also important to note that the Census:
Census workers go door-to-door starting May 1 to residences where people have not returned their forms. Workers will not enter your home, and they will have official identification.
To find out how to report a questionable Census-related contact you may have received, or to see a copy of the legitimate Census form, visit 2010.census.gov.