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Census 2010 - Frequently Asked Questions               


  • When does the Census form get mailed? 
     Census forms are mailed in  Mid-March 2010.

  • What are Hard To Count Areas (HTC)?
    Answer: Groups or populations who have historically been undercounted and/or traditionally have not
    responded well to the decennial census questionnaire, such as ethnic/minority populations, renters, low-income, etc.

  • Are there any employment opportunities at the Census Bureau?
    Answer: Yes. Call 1-866-861-2010 or go to the web site at

  • Is the Census confidential?
     Yes, This census information is only used for data purpose. All of the information the Census Bureau collects is confidential by law (Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 9). 

  • Where can I get more information on the Census? 
    Answer: You can find additional information at the US Census website,

  • Why is it important for me to be counted?
    Answer: The 2010 Census is more than a population count. Census data provide a snapshot of the changing Asian population and help ensure appropriate representation for our community. Census data determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and guide local decision-makers on where to build or improve roads, hospitals, schools, child-care centers, and more. Complete and return your census form to help your community be eligible for the funding it needs for a brighter future.

  • What kind of assistance is available to help people complete the form?
    Answer: Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QAC) will be available to support those unable to read or understand the form. Language Assistance Guides will be available at all QAC locations in 59 languages, including:

    • Bengali

    • Polish

    • Japanese

    • Hindi

    • French

    • Haitian

    • Creole

    The census form will be available in Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese upon request.

  • I’m not an American citizen. Do I have to participate in the  April 1. 2010 Census?
    Answer: Everyone in the United States must be counted. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and noncitizens (including Visa students and green card holders). It is your duty to ensure you and your family are counted in the 2010 Census.

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