What is the census really all about?
A census is collected every ten years. Through a series of ten questions the census seeks to account for every individual in the United States, citizen or not. The census is required by the Constitution as a method to assess the demographics of our country and to utilize that data to better plan for future needs. Census takers are going door-to-door throughout the year with peak operations in May and June. With the current economic situation, the 2010 census will have a profound impact on the quality of life in Nevada for the next ten years. Above all else the census is the easiest way for you to invest in your community.
As a Nevadan why should I care about completing the 2010 Census?
The 2010 census marks an opportunity for all Nevadans. Of the fifty states, perhaps Nevada stands to benefit the most by simply completing the 2010 Nevada Census. By completing the census our state will greatly be improved in three main areas.
Political Clout: Every ten years the United States Congress is reapportioned to give each state the representation it deserves based on population. Currently, Nevada stands at a threshold to receive a fourth Congressional seat and therefore a sixth electoral vote as a result of each state resident completing the 2010 Census.
Jobs: In these tough economic times, jobs are hard to find. With one of the worst unemployment rates in the nation unemployed Nevadans could benefit by applying for one of the 2010 Census jobs. The census will bring in over 4,000 jobs during the peak of operation in May and June. These are good, flexible jobs paying $14.50 per hour. Currently, over 1,300 Nevadans have been hired Nevada’s 2010 Census.
Money: The Census will bring much-needed federal funding for government services in our state. A recent analysis by the Nevada State Data Center, Legislative Counsel Bureau, and State Demographer looked at all of the federal funding passed through to state and local governments, much of which is allocated on a per capita basis, based on the Census numbers. That analysis found that every man, woman, and child missed by the Census represents $917 in lost funding per person every year. In ten years that’s $9,170 per person. It is not money our state can afford to over look.
What additional information should I know about?
Keep in mind that the 2010 census form is completely confidential. No agency other than the Census Bureau will have access to the information. The census will not ask any personal information such as a social security number or bank account information. If you come across a form that asks for this information it is a scam.
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