2010 Census Questionnaires Available

Letter

Posted by
Thu, April 22, 2010


The 2010 Census has arrived!  Households across the United States and along the South Coast should have received the official 10-question document that is only sent out every ten years. 

However, there have been numerous reports of residence who not received their official 2010 Census Questionnaire.  If this is the case, please visit one of the local Post Offices to pick up a form for your household:

El Granada Post Office
20 Avenue Portola

Moss Beach Post Office
2315 Carlos Street

Montara Post Office
Seventh & Main Street

Census Enumerators will be conducting a door-to-door effort to all non-responsive households beginning May 1st.  All Census Enumerators will carry proper identification from the US Census Bureau.  They will never ask for financial information, social security numbers, or donations of any kind.  If you wish to verify if census taker is a legitimate employee, it is encouraged you call the Seattle Regional Census Center at 1-877-471-5432.

Currently, around 74 % of the households along the Mid Coast have participated in the 2010 Census.  While this is comparable to the national average, we must still encourage each and every person to complete their Census Questionnaire.  Participation in the 2010 Census is paramount now more than ever because of the finical impacts an undercount would have on the community for the next ten years.  Census data is used to distribute over $400 billion dollars of federal dollars annually that will be used for roads, schools, language services, hospitals, emergency centers, and other vital community services.  Simply put, an undercount will affect the funding for these services and more. 

Participating in the Census is both easy and safe – 10 Questions, 10 Minutes, and all answers are protected by law.  To ensure that your community receives its fair share of federal support, you need to include every individual in your household on your Census Questionnaire.

Please remember, everyone counts!  Complete and send in your 2010 Census questionnaire as soon as possible.  Achieving a complete and accurate count is in our hands.  Let’s do our part to “Be Counted”!