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Contact: James Christy
Los Angeles Regional Office
Public Information Office
(301) 763-3030 (phone)
(301) 763-3762 (fax)
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
The U.S. Census Bureau's Los Angeles Regional Office has announced the selection of the Northridge neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles as the site for its regional census center to support the 2010 Census.
The center will employ nearly 150 people during its peak operations in 2010. The 27,000-square-foot site will serve as the management location for the region's 2010 Census operations. It is located at 9301 Corbin Avenue, Suite 1000, Northridge, CA 91324.
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 temporary staff of thousands in our two-state region," said James Christy, regional director.
The Los Angeles region includes Hawaii and 19 southern counties of California. Since Census 2000, the region has grown by more than 8 percent to an estimated population of nearly 26 million. The region is home to about 25 percent of the nation's Hispanic population and about 25 percent of the nation's Asian population. More than one-fifth of the nation's total foreign-born population are residents of the region.
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.