Get the Dirt on the 2010 Census

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The top 10 things every resident should know about the 2010 Census as decided by the Impact Your Nation 2010 Bateman Team

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Get the Dirt on the 2010 Census

  1. 1. Get the Dirt on the 2010 Census
  2. 2. Catch the Super Bowl XLIV? www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdd-­‐W5yE-­‐x8    
  3. 3. Let s Talk About What You Know • Pop Quiz For Prizes
  4. 4. Top 10 Things to Know 10. Census History 9. Social Media 8. The How To s 7. Format & Changes 6. Mandatory 5. Dates to Know 4. Census Taker 3. Every Resident Counts 2. Confidentiality 1. Money & Sense
  5. 5. 10. Census History •  1790-Federal Marshalls went door to door took 19 months •  80 Questions in 1840 & 1850 entire household counted •  1900 Mechanical tabulators •  Census Bureau established 1902 •  1930 insight to economy of depression •  1940 computer compiled statistics
  6. 6. 10. Census History (continued) •  1960 Fill in the blank/mailed to homes •  1970 Hispanics/Spanish claimed ethnicity •  1980 over 50 lawsuits due to improper methods of counting •  2000-Technology & advertising used – 53 questions – only 67% of household responded
  7. 7. 9. Social Media •  Twitter: @uscensusbureau @2010Portrait •  YouTube videos •  Web site •  Facebook Fan page •  flickr Road Tour •  Countdown Clock
  8. 8. 8. The How To s   •  Get the Census in the mail •  Call designated office with questions •  Return in postage paid envelope •  Can t be completed online
  9. 9. 7. Format & Changes •  Living arrangements for college students •  Takes only 10 minutes to complete •  Over 50 languages •  Only 10 questions •  Fill-in-the-blank/Mark that box
  10. 10. 6. Mandatory •  Every resident is required by law to complete and return the Census by the universal deadline, April 1, 2010 •  Those who do not participate will be visited by census takers •  Fines can be issued (Title 13)
  11. 11. 5. Dates to Know •  March 1, 2010 Census forms delivered to households •  April 1, 2010 National Census Day •  April July 2010 Census Takers will visit households who have not returned Census •  December 2010 President receives population info. for apportionment
  12. 12. 4. Census Taker •  Visit if you don t return your census •  Can visit up to three times •  you can schedule an appointment •  you can become a census taker •  sworn for life to protect your info. •  multiple languages •  www.2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/
  13. 13. 3. Every Resident Counts •  The Census focuses on residency, not citizenship •  Illegal aliens will not experience negative repercussions •  Foreign exchange students are required to complete the Census •  U.S. residents studying abroad will not complete the Census
  14. 14. 2. Confidentiality •  Does not ask legal status/social security number of respondents •  Focus on statistics, not individual responses •  Section 221 of Title 13 of U.S. Code
  15. 15. 1. Money & Sense •  Determines how more than 300 billion dollars of federal funding is spent each year •  Affects number of seats state occupies in House of Representatives •  affects our daily lives through economic, political and social decisions
  16. 16. Healthcare & the Census •  Money allocated to hospitals •  Representation in government •  Determines how much money is sent to local health departments/public hospital systems •  Estimates the number of people displaced by natural disasters •  Assesses the potential for spread of swine flu/other communicable diseases
  17. 17. For more information! •  www.impactyournation.blogspot.com •  www.2010.census.gov •  Twitter:@ImpactURNation
  18. 18. Questions? •  E-mail us at impactyournation@gmail.com

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