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.

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