Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: 2010 Census Questions

Most 2010 Census questionnaires will be delivered in the mail this month. (If you are a student living in a dorm or Greek house, you will receive a slightly different form after April 1). There are only ten main questions on this year's census form:
  • 1. How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment or mobile home on April 1, 2010?
  • 2. Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in question 1?
  • 3. Is this house, apartment, or mobile home - (multiple choice answers here:owned with mortgage, owned free and clear, rented, or occupied without paying of rent)
  • 4. What is your telephone number?
For questions 5-10, information is provided for each person living in the household. Person 1 is an adult, preferably the owner or renter. If the owner or renter lives somewhere else, start with any adult living in the household.
  • 5. Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial
  • 6. Sex (male or female)
  • 7. Age on April 1, 2010, and date of birth
  • 8. Of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin? (Multiple choice answers)
  • 9. What is this person's race? (Multiple choice answers; may mark more than one)
  • 10. Does this person sometimes live or stay somewhere else? Yes or No (if yes, there are multiple choices such as college, nursing home, jail, etc.)
All additional people in the household answer questions 5-10 above and one additional question - How is this person related to Person 1? (multiple choice answers).

In three weeks, we'll have a post on the top ten questions asked by college students about the census.

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