Monday, April 05, 2010

Blog #23 - U.S. Census Count is Important

The official U.S. Census is conducted every ten years as described in Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution. It calls for a an accurate count of the people living in the USA and is used as a gauge in the allotment of of each state's seats in the House of Representatives and in the allocation of funds to citizens in need.

If the number of Fairfax residents is under counted Fairfax will receive less money from federal and state grants and many other funds.

The Census Bureau seeks to determine only the following information:

Occupant's age, address, phone number, gender, race, birth date and marital status and whether the home is owned or rented. Census workers must conduct the survey in person, through the mail or by phone. You are not required to give your social security number or pay or donate any money to a census worker.

It is vital that all Fairfaxians are counted to ensure we receive every last penny we can in these difficult economic times. It is also important for the Town government to know how many residents it really has and thus really needs to serve.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation in this important task.