The Montgomery County Government is committed to the essential democratic principle that everyone counts in Montgomery County. As the 2010 Federal Census will establish the basis for fair representation at the federal and state levels and an equitable allocation of federal dollars and provide important data for County policymaking and priority setting, Montgomery County is determined to make every feasible outreach effort to ensure that we have a complete count in 2010.
Compare 2010 Census Participation Rates.
78% of Montgomery County residents returned their Census forms on time. Thanks to all of you for your cooperation. Montgomery County’s participation rate is above the national and state averages. But the count continues, and it is very important that we count every single resident. Montgomery County will lose thousands of federal dollars for essential services for every resident we fail to count.
What to Do When a Census Taker Visits Your Home
If you have not filled out and mailed in your Census form, you will be visited by a Census taker. Please cooperate with the Census takers to ensure an accurate count for Montgomery County. Completing the Census is still incredibly important. Please let your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues at work know that this is a very safe process. The Census taker who comes to your door will have a badge and is sworn for life to protect your confidentiality and privacy. Census takers are our neighbors – people from our community, hired by the Census Bureau, to go door-to-door and collect Census information from residents that have not sent back their 2010 Census forms. A census taker will contact you in person or by phone up to six times, each time leaving a door hanger. The door hanger has a phone number on it that you can call to schedule a visit and be counted.
If a Census taker visits you, please keep this in mind:
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Questionnaires will no longer be mailed to residents. Here are the toll free numbers for the Census Telephone Questionnaire Assistance (TQA) Hotline. TQA operators will conduct an interview with the caller in one of six supported languages:
Important, Safe and Easy
Congressman Van Hollen and Dr. Sanjay Rai (Provost of Montgomery College,
Germantown Campus) holding up the Census banner
April 10 March to the Mailbox Campaign
Saturday, March 27, 2010 Rally for Montgomery. The Be Counted Express made stops at Gaithersburg City Hall, Westfield Wheaton, and the Hampshire Langley Shopping Plaza.
Representative Donna Edwards and Census Regional Director Fernando Armstrong
at the Silver Spring Library(March 5, 2010)
Leggett, Navarro Join Local Community Leaders to
Unveil Strategy to Count Latinos in 2010 Census (Feburary 17, 2010)
Meeting of the Complete Count Committee, February 4, 2010 at the Kensington Town Hall
Census Banner goes on the Executive Office Building: November 21, 2009
Montgomery County Census Complete Count Committee Kickoff,
October 21, 2009, Rockville Town Square
Read the 2010 Census Blog, connect with us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube to get more tips, or visit our 2010 Census site.