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Michigan local governments actively promote U.S. Census participation

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August 2010


On Friday, July 30, 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau closed its public phone
call-in lines that had allowed U.S. citizens who were missed by mailed forms
and door-to-door efforts to be counted in the 2010 Census. The Census
data, according to the Census Bureau, help determine how more than $400
billion dollars is allocated each year in federal funding for hospitals, job
training centers, schools, emergency services, senior centers, transportation
infrastructure, and other public services. This past spring, the Michigan
Public Policy Survey asked Michigan’s local government leaders if their
jurisdictions were doing anything specific to encourage local residents to fill
out Census forms. This report identifies those activities.

Download the report in PDF format. PDF document

Keywords: Economy and Economic Development, Population & Demographics

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