2010 Census Facts

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Kingsport - It is time for the 2010 U.S. Census and your form will be coming to you by U.S. mail in March.  Census Day is April 1, 2010.  On April 1st, please take the time to fill out your Census and mail it back.  

Filling out your Census is very important to Kingsport.  Each question helps to determine how more than $400 billion will be allocated to communities across the country.  If you don't participate, then our community loses! 

During 2007-2009, Kingsport received $4,700,000 in grants for arts, farmer's market, higher education, tree planting, riverfront redevelopment, park enhancements, Greenbelt, and public safety.

New to the Census, the 2010 Census will have the efficient short form Census.  The short form Census is the shortest in U.S. history!  The basic questions are: Who lives here? What are their names? What are their ages? etc.  You don't have to answer those personal questions about income (unless you are randomly selected to receive the long form). To view the short form questions please click here.

By filling out your Census information you are providing valuable information that is used every day to help determine where state and federal aid will be implemented.



Why participate? • The Constitution calls for an enumeration or census every ten years.
• Census information is vital to ensure accurate planning at all levels of government.
• Census numbers are used at all levels of government to determine funding and grant allocation.
• The number of Congressmen a state has depends on the population reported in the census.
• Census statistics are used by leaders every day and it is a good way to tell them who you are and what you need.
• Businesses use census numbers to help locate potential markets, and locate potential locations.
• From 2007-2009, Kingsport received $4,700,000 in grants for arts, farmer's market, Greenbelt, higher education, tree planting, riverfront redevelopment, park enhancements, and public safety.

 


What you should know about Census 2010

10 QUESTIONS / 1O MINUTES: It's that easy this year!

Feb-Mar: Census questionnaires are mailed or delivered to households

Mar-Apr: Census questionnaired are available at select public sites forindividuals who did not receive one by mail.

April 1, 2010: CENSUS DAY

May-Jul: Census takers visit households that did not return a questionnaire by mail

Dec 31: By law, the Census Bureau delivers population counts to the President

Mar 2011: By law, the Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting data to states.

It's in our hands!  Your community needs you to participate in Census 2010

New for 2010, a short form Census -- it's the shortest in U.S. history!  The basic questions are: Who lives here? What are their names? What are their ages? etc.  You don't have to answer those personal questions about income (unless you are randomly selected to receive the long form). View the short form questions here.

Each question helps to determine how more than $400 billion will be allocated to communities across the country. If you don't participate, then our community loses! During 2007-2009, Kingsport received $4,700,000 in grants for arts, farmer's market, higher education, tree planting, riverfront redevelopment, park enhancements, Greenbelt, and public safety.

The Census also determines your representation in Nashville and Washington, DC by determining the number of citizens represented by a legislator.


For more information about the U.S. Census please click here.


Kingsport Contact Info

Location:

1st Floor, City Hall

Postal:

225 West Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660

E-mail:

Phone:

(423) 229-9400

Fax:

(423) 229-9350

 


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