Contact: Decennial Media Relations
Commerce Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Robert J. Shapiro and Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt will release the first set of Census 2000 numbers — the resident population and Congressional apportionment totals for each state — at a news briefing on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. EST, at the National Press Club.
A live webcast of the briefing will be carried on the Census Bureau's Web site <http://www.census.gov>. Viewing the webcast requires RealPlayerTM software, which can be downloaded for free at <http://www.real.com/player/>.
Reporters who prefer to listen to an audiofeed of the news conference should call 703-871-3022 or 1-800-982-3472 after 10:50 a.m. EST.