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The 2010 Census

April 22, 2010

Dear Friends,

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Last Friday marked the deadline for Americans to mail back their 2010 Census. The average mail response rate in the 10 counties that make up the Seventh Congressional District of North Carolina was 69.9%. On May 1, 2010, census takers will begin going door-to-door to households that did not mail back their forms, and to verify unoccupied housing units.

The Census Bureau provides each census taker with a binder containing all of the addresses that did not return a completed census form. Census takers will visit a household up to six times, and if there is no answer, leave a door hanger featuring a phone number residents can call to schedule a visit. The census taker will only ask the 10 questions that appear on the census form, and all the answers you provide the census taker are protected by law.

The results of the Census help determine how more than $400 billion in federal funds for everything from schools to roads to senior centers are distributed to state and local governments over the next decade. The Census also drives the apportionment process, which determines the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives. North Carolina has gained one House seat after each of the last two census conducted due to the high rate of population growth in our state.

I hope this information will resolve some of the questions you may have about the 2010 Census and the census takers who will soon begin visiting individual households. For additional information about the census, please visit the 2010 Census website.

As always, please continue to keep me informed of your opinions and concerns by phone at (202) 225-2731 or by visiting my website.


U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre
Representing the 7th District of North Carolina
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