The 2010 Census has begun and the City of Sandy Springs is working to ensure that every resident is counted.
Beginning this month, census questionnaire forms will be mailed or delivered to households across the Country. The questionnaire asks only a few simple questions of each person: name, relationship, gender, age, date of birth, race and whether you own or rent household. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share an individual’s personal information with anyone, including other federal agencies.
Households should complete and mail back their questionnaires upon receipt. Residents that do not respond may receive a replacement questionnaire in early April and census workers will visit households that do not return the forms to take a count in person. For people who own more than one residence or who have been displaced from their homes due to natural disasters or other reasons, complete the form for where you reside most of the time.
To date, the City of Sandy Springs has received more than $2 million in federal funding based on census data for transportation, road construction and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The 2010 Census will also be used for redistricting at the local, state and federal levels. In addition, census data also has an impact on school budgets, specifically the distribution of Title I and special education funding.
By completing and returning your census form, you can ensure an accurate resident count for the City of Sandy Springs.
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