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Monday, April 26, 2010

May 1st: Census Takers Will Be Visiting Somerville Homes!

Starting on May 1st, Census Takers will be visiting Somerville homes (who have not submitted their census forms) in an effort to collect census information for the city. Census information assists with everything from election campaigns in the city to having proper representation and obtaining federal monies.

If you don't send back your form, you may receive a visit from a census taker. 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 the Regional Census Centers 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.

Census takers visit local homes several times to capture resident information for the 2010 Census. If you prefer, you can schedule a visit with your census taker. Should the census taker come when you are away from your home, they will leave a contact number.

Let your voice be heard! As of right now, 66% of the city has already submitted their census forms!

Here are some helpful links about the Census and Census Takers. These links will also be available on the right side of the website.

The City of Somerville Census Page
What Is A Census Taker?
How To Prepare For The Census Taker

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