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US Census 2010 - 10 question in 10 minutes

Census2010_Red-iAll U.S. residents must be counted—both citizens and non citizens. More detailed socioeconomic information previously collected through the decennial census will be asked of a small percentage of the population through the annual American Community Survey.

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.

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In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States.

Just answer the 10 short questions and then mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided. If you don’t mail the form back, you may receive a visit from a census taker.

Any personal data you provide is protected under federal law.

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Here are the 10 questions:

1- How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010

2- Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Q1?

3- Is this house, apartment, or mobil home – owned, rented?

4- What is your telephone number?

5- Please provide information for each person living here? (First/Last names)

6- What is person 1’s sex?

7- What is person 1’s age and what is person’s 1’s date of birth?

8- Is person 1 of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?

9- What is Person 1’s race?

10- Does person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else?

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Race is key to implementing many federal laws and is needed to monitir compliance with the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. Race data are also used  to assess fairness of employment practices, to monitir racial disparities in characteristics such as health and education and to plan and obtain funds for public services.

Iranian American 2010 Census Project recommendation : Mark “x” in the box that states “some other race” and print “Iranian” or “Iranian American” underneath it.

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