Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Census Bureau Director Robert Groves will release the first set of 2010 Census data at a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. EST at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The 2010 Census data to be released include the resident population for the nation and the states as well as the congressional apportionment totals for each state. The law requires the Census Bureau to report these results to the President by Dec. 31.
Members of the media may also participate by telephone. (Due to expected high call volume, please dial in 30 minutes early to allow time for the operator to place you in the call.)
Dial-in number: 888-603-8938
Passcode: 2010 CENSUS
Online Press Kit:
Event materials are posted online and accessible at: <http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/apportionment/apport.html>. For broadcast quality video elements, including B-roll and sound-bites, visit our media download site: <http://mediadownload.census.gov>.
There will be a live webcast of the briefing, accessible at: <http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=74725> at 11 a.m. (EST) on event day.
Visit <http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/> to use an interactive map that highlights the history of apportionment and our country's changing population throughout the past century. You can also learn more about apportionment through the video The Amazing Apportionment Machine on our YouTube channel: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUCnb5_HZc0> and from our Special Edition: Facts for Features by visiting <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ffse05.html> Census in Schools lesson plans for grades 3-12 are available at: <http://www.census.gov/schools/materials_for_schools/lessons_and_maps.html>.
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