March 8, 2010

Census 2010 assistance available

We just got a note about our coming census form, which reminds me of a message Mike Lane passed on from the county about help for filling out census forms. The key bits close to Dryden include:

When people fill out the census form, they 're helping to make sure that Tompkins County receives its fair share of federal and state dollars.

Accurate data reflecting changes in our communities are crucial in apportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and deciding how more than $400 billion per year is allocated around the country for projects like new hospitals and schools. Human service dollars are distributed based on population size, as are funds for highways and transportation systems such as TCAT.

Starting March 19th... Tompkins County has 6 Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QAC). These walk-in centers will be available for those who have questions about completing the census form, need language assistance, or did not receive the questionnaire. The centers will have language guides in 59 languages. Staffed locations and hours are listed below.

Village of Dryden
16 South Street
Dryden, NY 13053
T,Th: 4pm-7pm

Tompkins Cortland Community College
170 North Street
Dryden, NY 13053
M-W: 11am-1pm
Th: 11am - 2pm

Tompkins County Library
101 East Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850
M,T,W,Sat: 10am-1pm
Sun: 1pm-4pm

I was happy to get the long form in 2000.

Posted by simon at March 8, 2010 4:59 PM in
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Mike Lane said:

There is only one kind of census form this year--no long and short forms like ten years ago. The 2010 form will have just ten questions and is estimated to take 10 minutes to complete.