Census Bureau to go door to door starting this weekend

Friday, April 30, 2010 | 6:07 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — If you didn't send in your census form, Census Bureau workers could be knocking on your door starting this weekend.

Census takers will be around Columbia gathering missing census form information.

Census Bureau regional director Dennis Johnson said the volunteers will be asking the same 10 questions that are on the paper census forms that were mailed. Johnson said that all the questions would be ones people would know off the top of their head.

How do you know if they are a real census taker?

  • They will interview an adult member of the household.
  • They will wear an official ID badge with a Department of Commerce seal and an expiration date.
  • They will be carrying a bag with the Census Bureau logo on it.
  • They will not ask you for Social Security or financial information.
  • They will provide a Privacy Act notice which outlines what the information they collect will be used for.

Johnson said census collection for Columbia should be over by mid-June.

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white black June 12, 2010 | 7:07 a.m.
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