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Contact: Ralph Lee
Seattle Regional Office
Public Information Office
(301) 763-3030 (phone)
(301) 763-3762 (fax)
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
The U.S. Census Bureau's Seattle Regional Office has announced the selection of Bothell 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 27,500-square-foot site will serve as the management location for the region's 2010 Census operations. It is located at 19820 N Creek Parkway N, Bothell, WA 98011.
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 the 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 five-state region," said Ralph Lee, regional director.
The Seattle region includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and northern California. Seattle will enumerate more than 20 million residents within a region consisting of more than 1,500 jurisdictions, 102 American Indian reservations and 201 Alaska Native villages 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.