Everyone Counts in Tompkins County!

Every 10 years through the U.S. Census, the United States counts everyone living in the United States, as directed by the Constitution. 2010 is a Census year, and you’ll be mailed a Census questionnaire this spring sometime between mid-March and mid-April. By taking just 10 minutes to complete a simple, secure 10-question form, you provide the population information that affects federal and state dollars to support our community services, as well as our area’s government representation. The Census counts you where you are living as of April 1.

The 2010 Census is underway!

Be sure to be counted. Forms were mailed to households mid-March.

Fill it out. Send it back. It’s easy

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If you live here during the school year, you are counted here!
How you are counted depends on your living situation:

LIVING ON CAMPUS: If you live in a dormitory, residence hall, sorority or fraternity house, you’ll receive a 2010 Census form in April for you to fill out individually. No need to mail the form. Simply complete it and turn it in to the designated person in your dorm or house. It’s that easy.

LIVING OFF CAMPUS: Multiple people, one address, one form. If you live off campus, 2010 Census forms will be mailed to your house or apartment mid-March 2010. All students living at the address are considered one household, so only one form should be completed per domicile with information about all the people living at that address. Return the form in the U.S. Mail envelope provided. Remember: You are not counted at your parents’, if you live away from home during school.

What if I am a student who is not a US citizen? Everyone in the United States on April 1, 2010 is counted, including international students and non US citizens.

To watch the participation rates rise, go to: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/take10map/