From Harford County government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – The U. S. Census for 2010 is currently underway, and Harford County Executive David R. Craig is urging all residents of Harford County to complete a 2010 Census questionnaire if they have not already done so. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 72% of Harford County residents have returned their 2010 Census questionnaire – currently making the county the second highest Complete Census Count in the state of Maryland.
Although many Harford County residents have received their 2010 Census questionnaire, there are still some that have not yet received their forms. 2010 Census questionnaires will be mailed through April 12, 2010.
“The census is critical to Harford County, the State of Maryland and our nation. The census is used to help determine how many seats each state will have in the U. S. House of Representatives, as well as boundaries of legislative districts and much more,” County Executive Craig stated. “Obtaining a complete and accurate count of all people living in Harford County at this time is our goal,” the county executive stated.
The United States Constitution requires that every ten years a national census be tallied. The census is a count of everyone residing in the United States, including people of all ethnic groups, both citizens and non-citizens.
The 2010 Census questionnaire is comprised of only 10 questions and is one of the shortest census forms in history. By law, the U. S. Census Bureau is prohibited from sharing an individual’s census questionnaire responses with anyone – including other federal agencies and law enforcement authorities.
Residents who have questions about the 2010 Census questionnaire or have not received one in the mail by April 12 should call 1-866-872-6868 or visit www.2010.census.gov/take10map to identify the location of a Questionnaire Assistance Center closest to them. 2010 Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers will be open thorough April 19, 2010.
The U. S. Census Bureau has created an easy-to-use tool that identifies census participation rates by state, county or municipality. To see how Harford County compares to other jurisdictions in Maryland, visit www.2010.census.gov/take10map.
For further information regarding the 2010 Census in Harford County, contact Dan Rooney, Chair, Census 2010 Complete Count Committee at 410-638-3103, Ext 1374, Monday – Friday during normal business hours.