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Census Nonresponse Follow-up

• Method of Delivery for 2010 Census Questionnaires Statewide Map PDF icon

• Preparing For the Census Taker.. What to do when a census taker visits you.

• What is a Census Taker? Open the door to a census taker and open doors for your community.


Community Focused Resources

• Arab American Institute Why the Census is important, partnership opportunities, request info from the AAI Census Information Center

• Asian American Justice Center Census Publications & Materials Fact sheets (Importance of Census to Asian Americans, Debunking Myths, What Ethnic Media Need to Know); Census 2000 Community Toolkit

• NALEO's Initiative to Achieve a Full Latino Count Census news updates focused on Latino community, information on the Ya Es Hora campaign

• National Congress of American Indians Census Information Center Request data from the NCAI Census Information Center, reports on American Indians and Alaska Natives, info on Census Bureau and American Indian/Alaska Native Working Group Meetings

• Nonprofits Count Mobilizing Communities for the 2010 Census


Complete Count Committees

• DCH Partner Proclomation PDF icon

• DHS Partner Proclomation PDF icon

• DMB Partner Proclomation PDF icon

• EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2009 - 34 2010 Census Complete Count Committee

• MSP Partner Proclomation PDF icon

• Michigan Complete Count Committee PDF icon


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Geographic Resources

• "Hard-to-Count" Areas Statewide Map PDF icon

• "Hard-to-Count" Areas by Legislative District Maps These "Hard-to-Count" scores are based upon a variety of social and economic factors that have been correlated with low mail-response rates...

• "Hard-to-Count" Population by Census Tracts The Census Bureau has computed "Hard-to-Count" scores for each census tract...

• Census 2010 Block Maps -- January 2008 Version This listing includes the 2010 Census Block Maps January 2008 Version.

• Find Your Local Census Office Interactive map - choose your state and get contact infomation for your local census office

• Find Your Regional Census Office Provides regional employment info, partnership info, and more for each regional office

• Method of Delivery for 2010 Census Questionnaires Statewide Map PDF icon

• Take 10 Map - online mapping tool Census 2000 Mail Participation Rates online mapping tool


Importance of the Census

• 10 Questions, 10 Minutes PDF icon This fact sheet answers some basic questions about the 2010 Census.

• 2010 Census Milestones PDF icon This timeline highlights key 2010 Census operstional milestones, as well as important recruitment and outreach/promotional activities.

• Census Terminology DOC icon Glossary of commonly used Census terms

• Impact of Census on Michigan Funding FY2008 PDF icon Federal Assistance Programs Reliant in Whole or Part on Decennial Census Statistics to Distribute Funds, Michigan, Fiscal Year 2008

• Predicted Impact of New Population Counts on Apportionment PDF icon New Population Estimates Show Slight Changes for 2008 Congressional Apportionment, but Point to Major Changes for 2010...

• Uses of Census Data for Distributing Federal Funds PDF icon


Resources for Census Multimedia

• 10 Questions, 10 Minutes, 10 Years - Television Ad

• 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour Download a complete Road Tour press kit, including media contact information, press releases, fact sheets, story ideas, Road Tour information and multimedia resources.

• A 2010 Census Message from President Obama Continuing a White House tradition of strong support for the census dating back to 1790, President Barack Obama recorded a public service announcement encouraging national participation in the 2010 Census.

• A March to the Mailbox - Television Ad This television ad is part of the US Census Bureau's national advertising campaign to boost mail participation rates in the once-a-decade population count. For every percentage point increase in the 2010 Census mail-back participation rate, the Census Bureau saves about $85 million in follow-up costs with households that failed to return their forms. The advertising campaign represents the most extensive and diverse outreach campaign in US history, with advertisements appearing in 28 languages.

• Believe: A Census Benefit Message - Television Ad This television ad is part of the US Census Bureau's national advertising campaign to boost mail participation rates in the once-a-decade population count. For every percentage point increase in the 2010 Census mail-back participation rate, the Census Bureau saves about $85 million in follow-up costs with households that failed to return their forms. The advertising campaign represents the most extensive and diverse outreach campaign in US history, with advertisements appearing in 28 languages.

• Census Multimedia Center

• Local Benefits of the Census - Television Ad This television ad is part of the US Census Bureau's national advertising campaign to boost mail participation rates in the once-a-decade population count. For every percentage point increase in the 2010 Census mail-back participation rate, the Census Bureau saves about $85 million in follow-up costs with households that failed to return their forms. The advertising campaign represents the most extensive and diverse outreach campaign in US history, with advertisements appearing in 28 languages

• Presidents and Portrait of America - Video Every 10 years, U.S. Presidents lend their voices in support of a national outreach effort that encourages participation and showcases the importance and the benefits of filling out and returning your decennial census form.

• Quick Links to Census Materials A host of materials from Census Logos to toolkits to activity guides; includes templates for creating your own 2010 Census brochures and posters.

• U.S. Census Bureau-You Tube


Resources for Complete Count Committees

• Complete Count Committee Press Kit PDF icon

• Funding for Complete Count Committees PDF icon

• Guidebook for Complete Count Committees PDF icon

• Michigan Hands Census 2010 Logo

• Partner Toolkits Partner Toolkits contain information and resources to help partners communicate the importance of the census to key groups. Materials are tailored for each audience, addressing relevant facts and the unique benefits of participation. Each toolkit includes and overview that describes the content and purpose of the supporting materials.

• What is a Complete Count Committee PDF icon


Resources for Michigan Schools

• 2010 Census Childrens Fact Sheet PDF icon Featuring Dora the Explorer?, Nickelodeon's? popular children's cartoon character, this fact sheet highlights for parents and child care providers the importance of including babies and young children in the count and provides basic facts about the census.

• Census in Schools Access free products for Teachers, Kids and Teens including a monthly newsletter, maps, and historical data.

• Census in Schools Program Fact Sheet PDF icon This fact sheet covers the Census in Schools program, which provides educators with resources to teach the nation's students about the census.


Understanding the Census Form

• Census 2010 Reference Book PDF icon This Questionnaire Reference Book (QRB) will be used in the 2010 Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QAC).

• Census Residence Rules The Census Bureau has developed residence rules that provide instructions on where people should be counted in Census 2000.

• Questions Planned for the 2010 Census and American Community Survey (ACS) PDF icon The Office of Management and Budget facilitates the process to validate current uses of census data, determine unnecessary subjects and questions, and identify new subjects for which questions are required.




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