2010 census count helps public transportation funds - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/30/09

2010 census count helps public transportation funds

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock Complete Count committee is partnering up with Citibus for the 2010 census count.

The Complete Count committee handed over a $12,000 check for census advertising to help spread the word on how important an accurate count is.

"Federal funding over $400 billion a year is distributed by federal government based on population formulas, so it's very imperative to get every single person counted," says Gabriel Sanchez, U.S. Census Bureau Regional Director.

The census also helps determine how many congressional seats we get here in West Texas, and now, the 2010 census will be easier than in the past.

"The census has made things easier by using a short form only, there will not be any long form, we're doing a bilingual questionnaire in Spanish and English," says Sanchez.

Close to 1,000 people will be hired in Lubbock County alone to help out with the census.

Those hired will make anywhere from $8 to $24 an hour with the jobs lasting eight to ten weeks. If you would like to be a census worker, you can call 866-861-2010.

You can expect to receive your ten question census form in the mail sometime in March.

©2009 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

    Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:02 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:02:12 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:17:03 GMT

    Toys R Us says court-supervised proceedings will help restructure its outstanding debt and reorganize for long-term growth.

    Toys R Us says court-supervised proceedings will help restructure its outstanding debt and reorganize for long-term growth.

  • 3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

    3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 08:52:18 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:17:00 GMT

    Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said.

    Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said.

  • Trump lawyer: Senate panel delays private interview

    Trump lawyer: Senate panel delays private interview

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:12:23 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:16:15 GMT
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.".
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.".
Powered by Frankly