Archive for Thursday, February 25, 2010

Completing Census important to states growth, prosperity

February 25, 2010

A special delivery is on its way to every Kansas household. As mandated by our Constitution, the Census Bureau counts every resident in the U.S. every 10 years. This year, the census forms will be mailed to every residence on March 1.

The form has 10 questions about your age, date of birth, and whether you rent or own a home. It will not ask for your Social Security number.

The information collected by the Census Bureau is used strictly for statistical purposes. By law, personal information cannot be shared with anyone including other government agencies.

The Census Bureau is an indispensable resource for my work on behalf of the people of Kansas. The Bureau provides a picture of the population through the decennial census and is important as it determines our state’s congressional representation.

Other surveys conducted by the Bureau provide details on trends in consumer spending, household income, and health care. These metrics are central for forging policies that ensure the continued growth and prosperity of our state. Should you have questions, please contact one of my offices in Overland Park, Dodge City, Topeka or Wichita. You can also contact the regional Census Bureau call center in Kansas City at 816-994-2000.

For general information, visit: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/ .

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