Monday, May 4, 2009
Count Me In! Why Do We Have a Census?
Finding and counting every person living in the United States sounds like an impossible task; and homelessness, language barriers and suspicion about the government don’t make it any easier. Yet according to the constitution, it must be done. The Census has been happening every 10 years since 1790, and as our diverse population continues to swell, it becomes an increasingly difficult job. Monday we will talk with some of the individuals in our area that are assisting with the 2010 Census in order to find out how they do it and why it matters.
- US Census Bureau
- Facts about the Census
- For 2010 Census, counting gets tougher
- 2010 Census Stirs Debate in Washington
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