10 years, and counting.

PositionEDITORIAL - Editorial


The census held every 10 years gives the government valuable population and demographic data.

It's a huge effort to get so many forms into so many hands and mailboxes - and then to get them returned and processed. Some residents shrug off the task, perhaps not realizing how important their answers are in terms of political representation and federal allocations. Officials estimate that each person counted represents $2,200 yearly in federal money to support state services.

Some immigrants and others fear how the information will be used. Census...

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