Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Census 2010: Why We Count

Census 2010 logo The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for things such as:
   • Hospitals
   • Job training centers
   • Schools
   • Senior centers
   • Bridges and tunnels 
   • Emergency services

The data collected by the census also helps determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s quite possible that Washington, which currently has 9 congressional seats, may pick up an additional seat. All the more reason why every person counts.

In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. When you receive yours, just answer the 10 short questions and mail it back. To find out more, see United States 2010 Census.

Census 2000 Figures for Redmond
You can find detailed 2000 Census information for your community by accessing the U.S Census Fact Sheets. To view the Redmond Fact Sheet, use the 98052 zip code. This fact sheets contain a wealth of demographic information, such as the percentage breakdown by age group of the 50,249 residents of Redmond.

Census 2000: Redmond residents by age groups

The Census Bureau Web site also includes demographic information about congressional districts at Fast Facts for Congress. Detailed maps for congressional districts are also available, such as the one for Washington’s Congressional District 1 (includes Redmond).

Congressional District 1 - Washington

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