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Census 2010

 You Count in East Lansing

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CENSUS?

The City has pulled together a list of frequently asked questions regarding the 2010 Census, including information on how to obtain a new form, confidentiality and much more. Read up and be counted!

 

CENSUS ROAD TOUR CELEBRATION PHOTOS ON FLICKR

Check out photos from the Census Road Tour Celebration on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/eastlansing/.

 

ABOUT THE CENSUS

The 2010 Census is a federally mandated head count of every person who lives in the United States.

 

East Lansing residents are urged to fill out the 2010 form, which arrived in mailboxes in mid-March and will be accepted through the end of April. The 2010 Census form has been dubbed the "shortest Census form in history," featuring 10 confidential questions that can be easily answered in no more than 10 minutes.

 

The Census is important because it brings federal funding back into the community. Close to $1,500 per person, per year over the next 10 years will be allocated for each head that is counted. These funds will go toward road construction and rehabilitation, public transportation, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and other community services and programs.


MSU STUDENTS

MSU students with questions about where they should fill out their Census form (i.e. at school or back at mom and dad’s house) are reminded that they must be counted in the location where they live full time. Meaning, if they live in East Lansing for the majority (more than half) of the year and will be living in East Lansing on April 1, they should fill their form out in East Lansing. Click here to view correspondence to parents of MSU students from MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon.

 

Students that live within residence halls, will be receiving their Census forms from their Residence Hall Floor mentor. Please contact your residence hall mentor if you have not yet received a form.

Students living within on-campus apartments should have received their form in the mail. If you have not yet received a form, please visit one of our community Questionnaire Assistance Centers.


QUESTIONS?

  • To learn more about the 2010 Census, visit 2010.census.gov.
  • Residents can also e-mail specific Census-related questions to 2010census@cityofeastlansing.com.
 
2010 East Lansing Census logo


View Sample Form

View Sample Form

 

 You Count in East Lansing

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CENSUS?

The City has pulled together a list of frequently asked questions regarding the 2010 Census, including information on how to obtain a new form, confidentiality and much more. Read up and be counted!

 

CENSUS ROAD TOUR CELEBRATION PHOTOS ON FLICKR

Check out photos from the Census Road Tour Celebration on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/eastlansing/.

 

ABOUT THE CENSUS

The 2010 Census is a federally mandated head count of every person who lives in the United States.

 

East Lansing residents are urged to fill out the 2010 form, which arrived in mailboxes in mid-March and will be accepted through the end of April. The 2010 Census form has been dubbed the "shortest Census form in history," featuring 10 confidential questions that can be easily answered in no more than 10 minutes.

 

The Census is important because it brings federal funding back into the community. Close to $1,500 per person, per year over the next 10 years will be allocated for each head that is counted. These funds will go toward road construction and rehabilitation, public transportation, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and other community services and programs.


MSU STUDENTS

MSU students with questions about where they should fill out their Census form (i.e. at school or back at mom and dad’s house) are reminded that they must be counted in the location where they live full time. Meaning, if they live in East Lansing for the majority (more than half) of the year and will be living in East Lansing on April 1, they should fill their form out in East Lansing. Click here to view correspondence to parents of MSU students from MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon.

 

Students that live within residence halls, will be receiving their Census forms from their Residence Hall Floor mentor. Please contact your residence hall mentor if you have not yet received a form.

Students living within on-campus apartments should have received their form in the mail. If you have not yet received a form, please visit one of our community Questionnaire Assistance Centers.


QUESTIONS?

  • To learn more about the 2010 Census, visit 2010.census.gov.
  • Residents can also e-mail specific Census-related questions to 2010census@cityofeastlansing.com.
 
2010 East Lansing Census logo


View Sample Form

View Sample Form

 

Who Fills out the Census
Why Fill out the Census

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  • Six + One = Fill it Out Here
    Residents must complete the Census form and be counted in the community in which they live the majority of the year (six months + one day).
     
  • It Helps Our State/Community
    Census information affects the numbers of seats each state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives and funds critical community service programs.
     
  • You’re Worth $15,000
    Each head counted will bring approximately $1,500 in federal funding back to the local community each year over the course of 10 years.
     
  • 10 Questions, 10 Minutes
    The 2010 Census form has been dubbed the "shortest Census form in history," featuring 10 brief questions that can be answered in 10 minutes.
     
  • It’s Private
    Data derived from the Census form is entirely confidential. It is important that every person residing in a home/apartment be counted.
     
  • It's the Law
    The 2010 Census is federally mandated, so make sure to fill out the form when it arrives and get it postmarked by the deadline.
     
  • Postmark by April 1
    The form should arrive in mailboxes in mid March and needs to be postmarked by April 1. Be sure to keep an eye out for your form!
     
  • The Data Attracts Businesses
    Companies use Census data for market research to determine locations for new businesses, childcare centers, hospitals and more.
     
  • Don’t Let Them Come Knockin’
    Census enumerators will knock on the doors of residents that don’t send back their form to count heads and gather information.
     
  • All Heads Must Be Counted
    All persons living in the United States need to be counted, even if they aren't United States citizens. Again, the form is entirely confidential.
     
  • Six + One = Fill it Out Here
    Residents must complete the Census form and be counted in the community in which they live the majority of the year (six months + one day).
     
  • It Helps Our State/Community
    Census information affects the numbers of seats each state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives and funds critical community service programs.
     
  • You’re Worth $15,000
    Each head counted will bring approximately $1,500 in federal funding back to the local community each year over the course of 10 years.
     
  • 10 Questions, 10 Minutes
    The 2010 Census form has been dubbed the "shortest Census form in history," featuring 10 brief questions that can be answered in 10 minutes.
     
  • It’s Private
    Data derived from the Census form is entirely confidential. It is important that every person residing in a home/apartment be counted.
     
  • It's the Law
    The 2010 Census is federally mandated, so make sure to fill out the form when it arrives and get it postmarked by the deadline.
     
  • Postmark by April 1
    The form should arrive in mailboxes in mid March and needs to be postmarked by April 1. Be sure to keep an eye out for your form!
     
  • The Data Attracts Businesses
    Companies use Census data for market research to determine locations for new businesses, childcare centers, hospitals and more.
     
  • Don’t Let Them Come Knockin’
    Census enumerators will knock on the doors of residents that don’t send back their form to count heads and gather information.
     
  • All Heads Must Be Counted
    All persons living in the United States need to be counted, even if they aren't United States citizens. Again, the form is entirely confidential.
     
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