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Lake County Web site touts importance of 2010 U.S. census

RELEASE DATE: January 21, 2010

TAVARES — The Lake County Complete Count Committee is launching a 2010 Census Web page at http://census.lakecountyfl.gov to help inform citizens about the 2010 U.S. Census.

The Web site includes an overview of the census process, frequently asked questions about the census and census dates to remember. A Spanish version of the Web site is available at census.lakecountyfl.gov/spanish. In addition, the Web site includes a brochure and poster from the Lake County Complete Count Committee that are available to download.

By downloading and displaying the brochure and poster, local businesses and citizens can help Lake County increase its response rate to the 2010 U.S. Census. The census is important because it affects funding for Lake County, and data collected in the census helps inform decision makers how the community is changing. Approximately $400 billion in federal funding is distributed to communities each year based on census data.

The Lake County Complete Count Committee was formed in January 2009 and represents the area’s diverse population, geography and organizations. Members from a host of organizations, including churches, community groups, local governments and schools, offer their expertise and insights to develop a robust outreach strategy that leverages and capitalizes on existing outreach and community touch points, all in an effort to avoid an undercount. The Committee works in close partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to leverage federal resources at the local level to coordinate outreach efforts in the most effective way possible.

  • Your response matters — Census data helps inform decision makers how our community is changing.
  • Bring federal dollars to our community — The population counted during the census affects funding for our community. Approximately $400 billion in federal funds are distributed to communities each year based on the census.
  • The census is short and simple — With only 10 questions, the 2010 Census questionnaire is one of the shortest in history and takes just 10 minutes to complete.
  • Your response is strictly confidential — By law, the Census Bureau cannot share an individual’s census questionnaire responses with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities.

For more information, log on to http://census.lakecountyfl.gov or e-mail census@lakecountyfl.gov.


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