Contact: Gabriel Sanchez
Dallas Regional Office
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The U.S. Census Bureau's Dallas Regional Office has announced the selection of Stemmons Place in Dallas as the site for its regional census center to support the 2010 Census.
The center will employ nearly 200 people during its peak operations in 2010. The 34,737-square-foot site will serve as the management location for the region's 2010 Census operations. It is located at 2777 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas.
The census centers will be in the same metropolitan areas as the Census Bureau's 12 regional offices and each will oversee field operations within their region.
"Serving as the region's operational hub for all 2010 Census activities, the regional census center will provide field management, recruiting, administrative, community outreach and automation support to local census offices and a eventual temporary staff of thousands in our three-state region," said Gabriel Sanchez, regional director.
The Dallas region includes Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and covers some of our nation's largest challenges for the upcoming 2010 Census, including the Gulf Coast area and the majority of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The 2010 Census will have one of the shortest census questionnaires in history, dating back to the nation's first census in 1790. Census Day is April 1, 2010. The Census Bureau will mail or deliver more than 130 million questionnaires to households in the United States. All personal information will be kept confidential.
Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates an actual enumeration of the U.S. population for the purpose of the apportionment of congressional seats. In addition, state and local government agencies, tribal governments, businesses, academia, nonprofit organizations and members of the general public rely on census data to make informed decisions.