March 26, 2010 | Vanderbilt University | Original Article

Important information about Census 2010

Every 10 years, the U.S. conducts of census of its population. Here are a few facts you should know:

  • Census data directly affect how billions of dollars per year in federal funding are allocated to local, state, and tribal governments. Data about how our communities are changing are crucial to many planning decisions — in education, transportation, public safety, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, neighborhood improvements, public health and much more.
  • Parent should NOT include college students who live on campus in their household Census numbers. The students will fill out a Census form on campus. If the student lives at home, they should be counted. Students who live off campus should fill out their own residential household form.

Got more questions? Peabody Library will host an overview of the 2010 Census at noon on Census Day, April 1, in the Peabody Library Fireside Reading Room.  

The presentation will cover the basics of the Census, including why we have a Census, and frequently asked questions about the form (or forms) that you should receive in the mail during the month of March.  Feel free to bring your form with you and come with any questions you may have about the Census.  Bring your lunch and take away Census freebies.