Be Counted, Lassen County
Census Day was April 1, 2010
Be Counted - It's Safe, It's Easy, It's Important
On April 1, 2010, the Census Bureau took a snapshot of Lassen County that will have an enormous impact on the upcoming decade.
Every ten years as mandated by the Constitution, the Census is taken. It is the one chance for Lassen County's residents to stand up and be counted.
Over $400 billion dollars of Federal funding is distributed to local, state, and tribal governments based on the results. The only way to ensure Lassen County and our city receive fair share is to make certain EVERY PERSON living here is counted.
Each person missed equals thousands of dollars in lost funding for roads, schools, emergency services, hospitals, and human services.
In 2000 only 52% of Lassen County residents responded to the Census.
Check out the County's overall Mail-In Participation Rate as of April 27, 2010:
National Participation Rate: 72%
California Participation Rate: 71%
Lassen Participation Rate: 66%
Susanville city Participation Rate: 75%
Don't be afraid to be counted! Census forms are completely confidential for 72 years and information that identifies individual respondents cannot be shared with anyone, including welfare and immigration agencies. Census workers take an oath for life to protect your answers - they are subject to a $250,000 fine and/or a five-year prison term for disclosing any information that could identify an individual respondent or household.
10 Questions....10 Minutes....Affects the Next 10 Years of Our Lives.
This is one of the shortest census forms in U.S. History! The 2010 Census form consists of no more than 10 questions: name, relationship, gender, age, date of birth, race, and whether you rent or own your home. It will take most households about 10 minutes to complete.
Whether you represent a business, community group, or are just an interested citizen, here is everything you need to know about Census 2010. Please feel free to print, distribute, and display these Fact Sheets in your community.
7. Key Dates
Official Census Links
- U.S. Census Bureau
- State of California’s Complete Count Committee
- 2010 Census Website
- Census News
- Partner with the Census
- Census in the Schools
- The Whole Story
- Read the Census Blog
The success of the 2010 Census is in our hands! We welcome your ideas, suggestions, questions, and comments.
Phone: (530) 251-2683
Program Staff: Jenna Aguilera