Volunteers help census count in Rowland Heights
Posted: 03/24/2010 11:11:29 AM PDT
Rowland Heights is counting on you. So stand up and be counted.
"Ultimately, every service that you get can be tied to answers you put on the census form. The few minutes you spend filling in the form will have an impact on you and your family for the next decade," explained David Sommers, spokesman for Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.
It is estimated that more than 170,000 residents went uncounted in Los Angeles County in the 2000 Census, resulting in the loss of $636 million in federal funding for local services, according to county officials.
The U.S. Census Bureau notes that every year the federal government allocates more than $400 billion to states and communities based in part on census data.
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