Census Day was April 1, 2010. In Scott County Iowa, "Everybody Counts".
Why Fill Out the Census Form?
The U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 2) mandates a headcount of everyone residing in the United States.
It’s important –
It’s easy –
It’s confidential –
How Am I Counted?
The Census Bureau will mail or deliver questionnaires to your house in March 2010. They’ll mail a second form to households that do not respond to the initial questionnaire. Households that still do not respond will be called or visited by a Census worker. (Census workers can be identified by a census badge and bag.)
2010 Census Timeline: Key Dates
Recruiting Census Workers
The Census Bureau will recruit nearly 3.8 million applicants for 2010 Census field operations. Of these applicants, the Census Bureau will hire about 1.4 million temporary employees. Some of these employees will be using GPS-equipped hand-held computers to update maps and ensure there is an accurate address list for the mailing of the census questionnaires.
Temporary part-time and full-time jobs available for Iowa will be available through the Kansas City Regional Office.
In 1790, the first census was taken by U.S. marshals on horseback and counted 3.9 million people. Census 2000 counted more than 281 million people.