Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Has Your Neighbor Returned Their Census Form?

Even if you or someone in your household returned your household’s 2010 Census Questionnaire, a 2010 Census Enumerator may be knocking on your door or ringing your doorbell as he or she attempts to locate nearby addresses. An Enumerator may also ask you if you know the name and phone number of your neighbors or when those neighbors are usually at home so that he or she might contact them directly. As a last resort an Enumerator might interview you as a “Proxy” who has knowledge about the Census Day status of that address, and its occupants, if the address was an occupied housing unit on Census Day. If the Enumerator interviews you as a proxy the Enumerator will also ask you for your name, address, phone number and the best time to call if there is a need for follow up.

If a 2010 Census worker does ask you for information about a nearby address and people who might have lived at that nearby address on April 1, 2010, please provide as much of the information that is asked for as you can. You will be helping that Enumerator gather important information.

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