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2010 Census Update

During the next several months, the Census Bureau will conduct major quality assurance operations to ensure that the 2010 Census is an accurate and complete picture of everyone living in the United States. We are already conducting coverage follow-up on forms returned by mail and re-interviews as a check on employee performance by going door-to-door. The patience of the American public is appreciated as we double check the quality of the Census so that we can deliver the state apportionment totals by December 31, 2010.


Glendale residents participated in the 2010 Census with a response rate of 69 percent by mail, which was slightly above the Arizona response rate of 67 percent. The national response rate was 72 percent.

If you did not return your census form, expect a visit from your neighborhood census taker. They will visit local homes several times to try and gather resident information. Your census taker may look familiar – most census workers were hired to canvass or work in the general area they live in. Also during the door-to-door campaign, census workers will verify that housing units indicated as "unoccupied" are indeed unoccupied and vacant. If a census taker visits you, here's what you should do:

  • First ask to see their ID. All census workers carry official government badges marked with just their name; they may also have a "U.S. Census Bureau" bag.
  • Note that the census taker will never ask to enter your home.
  • If you're still not certain about their identity, please call your Regional Census Center at (720) 475-3640 to confirm they are employed by the Census Bureau.
  • Answer the census form questions for your entire household (you must be at least 15 years old to answer questions) so that the census taker can record the results for submission to the Census Bureau.

The 2010 Census is important to the future of our community. The data collected is used to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide. Half of Glendale’s annual operating budget depends on census data, and, on average, every person counted in Arizona equals $1,550 in annual federal funding.


The Census: A Snapshot

(En Español)

What: The census is a count of everyone residing in the United States.

Who: All U.S. residents must be counted—both citizens and non citizens.

When: You will receive your questionnaire in March 2010 either by U.S. mail or hand delivery.

Why: The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every 10 years to count the population and determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.

How: Households should complete and mail back their questionnaires. Households that do not respond may receive a replacement questionnaire in early April. Census takers will visit households that do not return questionnaires to take a count in person.

What does the 2010 Census mean to Glendale?

  • More than half of the city’s operating budget is determined by Census data!
  • Ensures we are fairly represented at the state and federal level
  • Provides funding for police and fire protection
  • Funds our parks and libraries
  • Funds our streets and roads
  • Funds school lunch programs and senior centers
  • The higher the response rate on the 2010 U.S. Census for the city of Glendale, the more revenue the city receives to provide essential city services.

About the Census

As mandated by the United States Constitution, a census is conducted to count everyone living in the United States. In partnership with the U.S. Census, the City of Glendale will be assisting to ensure that a thorough count of persons living in our community is completed by April 1, 2010. 

In addition to determining the number of congressional seats on a statewide basis, the census count is also used to distribute federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year. Census revenue goes toward paying for essential city services such as police and fire protection, city parks and libraries, and streets and roads. The higher the response rate on the 2010 U.S. Census for the city of Glendale, the more revenue the city receives to provide for these services. Schools and hospitals also receive funding based on the census count.

About the American Community Survey

http://www.census.gov/acs/www
Many homes across the US are also being sent the American Community Survey (ACS).  This is an on-going survey, being sent to a sample of the population and will tell us what the population looks like and how we live and it will help communities determine where to locate services and allocate resources (basically capturing the data the long census form used to). The ACS is sent to a rolling sample of addresses every month, every year, throughout the nation. By 2010, the new survey will yield current annual data for all geographic areas of the country in the form of single- or multiyear estimates.  What’s great about this new format is that it’s updated regularly…an on-going survey….instead of every 10 years. So this will be an even more accurate and current reflection of our communities and our changing needs.

Glendale Questionnaire Assistance Centers

Starting Monday, March 22, two Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QAC) will be open in Glendale. The QACs are designed to help residents complete their forms and answer questions about the census.  Additional Glendale QACs will open over the next few weeks. For a complete listing of locations and hours of operation, CLICK HERE.

Learn About the Census on Glendale 11 TV's "Glendale Today"

The 2010 Census has been mailed to your homes! Join Vice Mayor Manny Martinez and his guests Community Partnerships Director Erik Strunk and Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Reichelt as they talk about what the Census is and what it means to Glendale Residents. Click the TV Guide for airing dates and times, or watch online now.

Census Resources & Tools

Just for Kids - Kids Count, too!

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Children's Fact Sheet
Featuring Dora the Explorer™, Nickelodeon's™ popular children's cartoon character, this fact sheet highlights for parents and child care providers the importance of including babies and young children in the count and provides basic facts about the census. English | Español (pdf)

 

Census News and Events In the Community

Please visit this page often as we will provide additional updates and information about the 2010 Census count.

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 ¿Qué significa el Censo 2010 para Glendale?

  •  ¡Más de la mitad del presupuesto operativo de la ciudad es determinado por los datos del Censo!
  • Asegura que seamos representados en forma justa a nivel estatal y federal
  • Provee fondos para la protección policiaca y de bomberos
  • Financia nuestros parques y bibliotecas
  • Financia nuestras calles y caminos
  • Financia programas de almuerzos escolares y centros para personas mayores

Entre más alto sea el porcentaje de respuesta al Censo 2010 de los Estados Unidos para la ciudad de Glendale, más ingresos recibirá la ciudad para proveer servicios municipales esenciales.

 Por favor llene y regrese su encuesta del Censo.

Por ley, todas las respuestas son confidenciales.

¿Qué significa el Censo 2010 para Glendale?

  • ¡Más de la mitad del presupuesto operativo de la ciudad es determinado por los datos del Censo!
  • Asegura que seamos representados en forma justa a nivel estatal y federal
  • Provee fondos para la protección policiaca y de bomberos
  • Financia nuestros parques y bibliotecas
  • Financia nuestras calles y caminos
  • Financia programas de almuerzos escolares y centros para personas mayores

Entre más alto sea el porcentaje de respuesta al Censo 2010 de los Estados Unidos para la ciudad de Glendale, más ingresos recibirá la ciudad para proveer servicios municipales esenciales.

El Censo: Un Vistazo

Qué: El censo es un conteo de todas las personas que viven en los Estados Unidos.

Quién: Todos los residentes de los Estados Unidos deben contarse—tanto ciudadanos como no ciudadanos.

Cuándo: Usted recibirá su cuestionario en marzo de 2010, ya sea por medio del correo de los Estados Unidos o entregado a mano.

Por Qué: La Constitución de los Estados Unidos requiere que cada 10 años se lleve a cabo un censo nacional para contar a la población y determinar la cantidad de puestos que tendrá cada estado representándolo en la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos.

Cómo: Los hogares deben llenar y regresar por correo sus cuestionarios. Los hogares que no respondan pueden recibir un cuestionario de reemplazo a principios de abril. Empleados del Censo visitarán los hogares que no hayan regresado los cuestionarios para realizar el conteo en persona.

Un Conteo Completo: La Importancia de los Datos del Censo

Cada año, el gobierno federal asigna más de $400 mil millones de dólares a estados y comunidades basándose en parte, en los datos del Censo. Dichos datos se usan para determinar la ubicación de tiendas, escuelas, hospitales, desarrollos nuevos de vivienda y otras instalaciones comunitarias. Los datos del Censo determinan los linderos de distritos legislativos y del congreso, tanto a nivel estatal como local.

Cuestionario del Censo 2010: Fácil, Importante y Confidencial

Con sólo 10 preguntas, llenar el cuestionario del Censo 2010 sólo se lleva alrededor de 10 minutos. Se pedirá a los hogares que provean información demográfica clave, como: si la unidad de vivienda es alquilada o propia; el domicilio de la residencia; y los nombres, género/sexo, edades y razas de las personas viviendo en el hogar. Por ley, la Oficina del Censo no puede compartir las respuestas un individuo con otros, incluyendo a otras agencias federales y entidades del cumplimiento de la ley.

Recursos y herramientas del censo

 
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