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Contact: Dennis Johnson
Kansas City Regional Office
Public Information Office
(301) 763-3030 (phone)
(301) 763-3762 (fax)
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
The U.S. Census Bureau's Kansas City Regional Office has announced the site location for its regional census center to support the 2010 Census.
The center will employ nearly 200 people during its peak operations in 2010. The 33,350-square-foot site will serve as the management location for the region's 2010 Census operations. The address is located at 2001 NE 46th Street, Kansas City, MO 64116.
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 six-state region," said Dennis Johnson, regional director.
The Kansas City region includes Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Oklahoma and will reach more than 22 million residents and 8,600 local governments during the 2010 Census.
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.