NIE ROCKS Census 2010: It's all about us
Every ten years, a Portrait of America is taken by the U.S. Census Bureau. The following supplement about the census was produced by the NIE Institute. It provides a clear and detailed pict... Posted on 3/17/10 at 12:00 AM
After 10 years, the nation’s largest population estimation will once again start on March 15, and though failure to participate is illegal, the area could also lose substantial funding for low participation numbers.
United States Census Bureau workers have been knocking on doors all over North Dakota, including in Dickinson, for the last few days.
The official census count is nearly a year away but workers are walking the streets with GPS computers to verify and update addresses.
With the U.S. Census Bureau already recruiting employees, the decennial head-count is underway. According to the U.S. Constitution, the census is supposed to include “the whole number of persons in each state” at the time of the count.
Census workers are becoming harder to find, one United States Census Bureau official said.
The U.S. Census Bureau requires the state of North Dakota to have approximately 3,600 people in its applicant pool by the first week in April in order to have enough workers to help complete the 2010 census.
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