Contact: Deni Luna
Seattle Regional Census Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2009
Media Advisory — Countdown to the 2010 Census: Census Bureau Director to Brief Media on 2010 Census Plans
With Census Day -- April 1, 2010 -- only six months away, U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves will lead a media briefing with mayors attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Fall Leadership Meeting on the Census Bureau's efforts and strategies to ensure a full and accurate count in the 2010 Census.
The 2010 Census questionnaire will be one of the shortest ever -- there are only 10 questions, requiring about 10 minutes to complete. Census data are used to apportion congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year, and to make decisions about what community services to provide.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 - 10:30 a.m. (PDT)
Robert M. Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101