Contact: Cathy Illian
Denver Regional Office
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The U.S. Census Bureau's Denver Regional Office has announced the selection of Academy Downs Office Park in Lakewood, Colo., as the site for its regional census center to support the 2010 Census.
The center will employ nearly 250 people during its peak operations in 2010. The 31,000- square-foot site will serve as the management location for the region's 2010 Census operations. The Metro-Denver location is at 6950 W. Jefferson Ave., Suite 250, Denver, CO 80235, south of Hampden Boulevard at the Wadsworth Boulevard exit.
The census centers will be located in the same metropolitan areas as the Census Bureau's 12 regional offices and each will oversee field operations within its 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 10-state region," said Cathy Illian, regional director.
The Denver region stretches from the Canadian to the Mexican border, includes Arizona, Nevada and Utah -- the nation's fastest-growing States -- as well as Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and 76 percent of all American Indian reservations.
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.