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How to Fill Out Your 2010 Census Form A National Initiative to Achieve a Full Latino Count in the 2010 Census
Article I of the Constitution requires a census every ten years. The next Census occurs on April 1, 2010. Everyone gets counted. Forms will be mailed in March of 2010 to all households. Census takers will follow up with non-responding households. Bilingual census forms will be mailed in some areas The Basic Facts
The Census Questionnaire 10 questions 10 minutes Includes space for 12 persons living in the same household. If you received a bilingual Questionnaire, complete it and return it and an enumerator will not visit your home. If you did NOT received a bilingual questionnaire, you can request one by calling 1-866-928-2010 (Spanish). 1-866-872-6868 (English) You can call 1-866-928-2010 (in Spanish) or 1-866-872-6868 (in English) after April 22 and provide you information over the telephone.
How the Census Information is Used To reapportion Congressional seats to each state based on population and to draw congressional and state legislative districts. In some communities, Census data are also used to decide City, County and School Board seats. Governments, businesses and nonprofits rely on census data to determine locations for schools, hospitals, new housing developments, retail stores, and other community facilities. Census data directly affect how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education, transportation and much more. Census data are used to protect our civil rights such as enforcement of The Voting Rights Act.
Everyone is required by law to participate. The information on your census form is completely confidential, as mandated by federal law. The Census Bureau does NOT share your personal information with courts, the police, or other federal departments such as: Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of Homeland Security or Immigration Responses are Confidential
Who is counted The Census must count every person living in the United States on April 1, 2010. The census counts both citizens and non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants. All people, including babies, who live and sleep here most of the time. Persons who do not have a permanent place to stay and are staying here on April 1, 2010.
Who is not Counted Anyone who is living away either at college or in the Armed Forces Anyone who is staying at a nursing home, jail, prison, detention facility, etc., on April 1, 2010 – Do not include these people on the form, even if they will live there after they leave college, the military, jail, etc.
Question on the Census Form 10 Questions in 10 Minutes Name Sex Age Race Ethnicity Relationship (if you are related) And whether the house is owned or rented If there are more than one person in your house or apartment there are 7 questions that will be asked of them.
First Question Explanation: Write the number of people living in the home Include everyone regardless of immigration status 1. How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010?
Second Question Options: Children, such as newborn babies or foster children Relatives, such as adult children, cousins, or in-laws Nonrelatives, such as roommates or live-in baby sitters People staying here temporarily No additional people Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1?
Third Question Options: Owned by you or someone in this household with a mortgage or loan? Include home equity loans. Owned by you or someone in this household free and clear (without a mortgage or loan)? Rented? Occupied without payment of rent? Is this house, apartment, or mobile home-
Fourth Question Explanation: It is possible that the office of the Census may call you if they do not understand an answer. Area Code and Number For example (123) 456-7890 What is your telephone number?
Fifth Question Explanation: Identify the Head of the Household Write their Last Name, First Name, and Middle Initial The information is confidential Provide information for each person living here. Start with a person living here who owns or rents this house, apartment or mobile home. If the owner or renter lives somewhere else, start with any adult living here. What is Person 1’s name?
Sixth Question Options: Male Female What is Person’s 1 sex?
Seventh Question Report babies as age 0 when the child is less than 1 year old. Write the age of Person 1 on April 1, 2010 Write the numbers of the date of birth on the boxes in this order: For example MonthDayYear 01012010 What is Person 1’s age and what is Person 1’s date of birth?
Explanation: Eight Question Answer question about Hispanic origin. Everyone must answer the Hispanic origin question. It refers to nationality, lineage or country where your parents or ancestors were born. For the purposes of this Census, Hispanic origin is not a race. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race and can choose one or more race categories People of Hispanic origin are asked to indicate the specific group they belong to or write it in.
Eight Question Options: No, not of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin Yes, Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano Yes, Puerto Rican Yes, Cuban Yes, another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin – Write in the origin in the box provided, for example, Argentinean, Colombian, Dominican, etc. Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?
Ninth Question Explanation: Question: What is your race? Race refers to groups subdivided base on a series of characteristics that are inherited through genetics. You are asked to indicate the specific group to which you belong to- you are allowed to choose more than one option. You will be able to write in your race if it is not listed as and option. Subject: Race
Ninth Question What is Person 1’s race? (Mark one or more boxes) If you do not identify with any of the specified race groups, you may mark “Some other race” category and write in your race.
Tenth Question Explanation: If this is your only place of residence mark NO If you sometimes live or stay somewhere else mark YES and indicate all the places that apply Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else?
Additional Persons Explanation: If there is more than one person living there on April 1, 2010, you will have to answer 7 additional questions per person Provided the following information on all additional person that live here: Name Familial relationships to person 1 Sex Age Race Ethnicity Additional place of residence
Additional Persons First Question Explanation : Print the Name of First Additional Person Write Last Name, First Name, and Middle Initial This information is confidential
Additional Persons Second Question How is this person related to Person 1? Explanation: Beginning with Person 2 Note the relationship, if any, of all the other persons living here with Person 1
Additional Persons Third Question Options: Male Female What is this person’s sex?
Additional Persons Fourth Question Please report babies as age 0 when the child is less than 1 year old. Write the age on April 1, 2010 Write the numbers of the date of birth on the boxes in this order: For example MonthDayYear 01012010 What is this person’s age and what is this person’s date of birth?
Additional Persons Fifth Question Options: No, not of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin Yes, Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano Yes, Puerto Rican Yes, Cuban Yes, another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin – Write the origin on the box below, for example, Argentinean, Colombian, etc. Is this person of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin? Remember that everyone must answer this question
Additional Person Sixth Question What is this person’s race? (Mark one or more boxes) If you do not identify with any of the specified race groups, you may mark “Some other race” category and write in your race.
Additional Persons Seventh Question Does this person sometimes live or stay somewhere else? Explanation: If this is their only place of residence, write NO If the person sometime stays or lives somewhere else, write YES and mark all the place on the list that apply
Additional Persons If there is more than one person living here, the questionnaire allows for a total of 12 persons per household. Include all persons living in your household including: Converted garages (with or without permit) Additions (with or without a separate address) Trailers, etc
Need More Help: Census Bureau 1-866-928-2010 for assistance in Spanish 1-866-872-6868 for assistance in English 1-877-EL- CENSO (35- 23676)