The U.S. Census Bureau has opened two new offices, one in Catonsville and the other in Rockville. The new Catonsville office is located in the Beltway West Corporate Center on 5740 Executive Drive in Catonsville. The office will serve portions of Anne Arundel county, Baltimore county, Howard county and the cities of Beltsville, Greenbelt and Laurel in Prince George's county.
The Rockville location will support all field operations in Montgomery County for the 2010 Census Survey, which will be conducted in March 2010. The field office is located at 2400 Research Blvd., Suite 100, Rockville. Each office will employ more than 1,000 people in various positions to support field operations in their given area.
Census data determines how more than $400 billion is allocated each year to local and state governments. The money is used for schools, roads, hospitals, senior centers and other social services in the community.
Census Day is April 1, 2010. Households will begin receiving their census questionnaire beginning March 15, 2010. The 2010 census form is one of the shortest forms in history, and asks for name, gender, age, race, ethnicity, relationship, and whether you own or rent your home. There are 10 questions, which will take about 10 minutes to complete. Individual responses are used for statistical purposes only and all responses remain confidential. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share this information with anyone.
The Census Bureau is now recruiting for census taker positions, who will visit households that did not return a questionnaire. Interested applicants should call 1-866-861-2010 or go to www.2010census.gov.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Writer: Walaika Haskins