Forgot to mail in your Census form?
Most Anaheim residents should have received their 2010 Census form in the mail in March. Even though the deadline has passed for mailing in your Census form, canvassing will continue until the end of June 2010. If you forgot to fill out the form, or forgot to send it back in the mail, a census worker will contact you to register your information.
Please welcome Census workers that approach your home, questions should take less than five minutes to answer. All the information provided in the census form is absolutely confidential. The information on your census form will not be shared with law enforcement agencies or other government agencies.
What is the Census?
Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation conducts a census — an effort to count every person living in the United States. This multibillion-dollar operation requires years of planning and more than a half million temporary workers.
The key to this endeavor is having every household fill out and mail back a completed census form. To ensure an accurate and fair count of all populations at all geographic levels in the nation, the Census Bureau needs you or someone in your household to respond to the census questionnaire.
It’s easy. – The census questionnaire takes only a few minutes to answer and return by mail.
It’s required by law. – The information you provide is combined with responses provided by your neighbors and other households across the country, to provide summary statistical data that are used by various local, state and federal agencies.
To view a sample of the 2010 Census Informational Questionnaire –
Why is the Census important to Anaheim?
Census data affects funding for your community, your community’s representation in Congress and your community leader’s planning decisions.
Census affects funding in your community.
Census data directly affect how more than $300 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education, transportation and much more. That’s more than $3 trillion over a 10-year period. Spending just a few minutes to fill out your census form will help ensure your community gets its fair share of federal and state funding.
Census affects your voice in Congress.
Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the census is also used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and to redistrict state legislatures. Click here to view more information about the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program.
Census affects your representation in state and local government.
Census data are used to define legislature districts, school district assignment areas and other important functional areas of government.
Census informs your community’s decisions.
The census is like a snapshot that helps define who we are as a nation. Data about changes in your community are crucial to many planning decisions, such as where to provide services for the elderly, where to build new roads and schools, or where to locate job training centers.
Anaheim Census Activities
The U.S. Census Bureau updated its address list of the nation's approximately 130 million housing units in Spring 2009. Census workers will use confidential and secure GPS-equipped hand-held computers to verify, add and delete addresses.
During Address Canvassing, census workers will travel all known streets and roads to identify every living quarter where people live or could potentially live. Each structure also will receive Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates to make sure it is recorded in the right location. The census workers will confirm, add, and delete addresses using a GPS-equipped hand held computer. Census workers also will update maps by adding new roads. An accurate address list ensures that every household receives a census questionnaire in 2010.
2010 Census Timeline: Key Dates
Marketing and educational campaign.
February – March 2010
Census questionnaires are mailed or delivered to households.
April 1, 2010
April – July 2010
Census takers visit households that did not return a questionnaire by mail.
By law, Census Bureau delivers population counts to President for apportionment.
By law, Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting data to states.
Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QAC) & Be Counted (BC) locations
What is a Questionnaire Assistance Center?
A Questionnaire Assistance Center, or QAC, is a place where people can get help filling out census questionnaires or have questions about the questionnaires answered. QACs will begin operation when census questionnaires are mailed to US residents in March and will operate until the April 19th.
Questionnaire Assistance Centers are located in many places throughout the City of Anaheim. Click here for a full listing of locations, as well as addresses, days and times of operation. QACs are housed voluntarily in public and private agencies and organizations and will be staffed by volunteers.
Where are Questionnaire Assistance Centers located?
The volunteers who work in QACs are trained by the Census Bureau and sworn in. Anyone interested in supporting local census efforts can volunteer. Volunteer training is free of charge and will last several hours. The Census Bureau does not pay organizations or volunteers in any way.
Who works in a Questionnaire Assistance Center?
Some QACs, called Walk-in QACs, will be staffed by Bureau employees in sites where volunteers are not available.
A Be Counted location, or BC, is a place where people can pick up additional census questionnaires, as well as language assistance guides. The forms are available in English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
What is a Be Counted location?
If an organization is unable to host a QAC, there are other ways to support the local census efforts - by hanging posters, advertising jobs or including census information in newsletters or other publications. Anyone can help get the word out. Interested individuals or organizations should contact (714) 765-5094 for more information.
Anaheim Complete Count Committee
The Government Relations Division of the City Manager’s Office has taken the lead to actively promote the 2010 Census through the creation of a Complete Count Committee. The Anaheim Complete Count Committee (ACCC) will operate as the City’s primary liaison with the Anaheim community, especially the hard-to-count population.
The mission of the Anaheim Complete Count Committee (ACCC) is to combine the strengths of local government, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, schools, media, businesses and others, to increase awareness about the census and motivate residents in the community to respond. This effort will ensure that a complete and accurate 2010 Census count is taken in the City of Anaheim.
- Advocate on behalf of the City’s 2010 Census projects and initiatives;
- Support the City as the liaison to outside entities;
- Maintain regular communications with City and Census Bureau staff on all Census matters;
- Develop programs and recommendations for outreach efforts;
- Ensure positive exposure of the 2010 Census to key stakeholders;
- Leverage key relationships with community organizations and key stakeholders;
- Create strategies to secure critical resources, as well as a plan designed to target the unique characteristics of the community.
ACCC meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm in City Hall
October 28, 2009 l Agenda (pdf) l Meeting Documents
November 19, 2009 l Agenda (pdf) l Meeting Documents
January 21, 2010 l Agenda (pdf)
March 4, 2010 l Agenda
With the establishment of the ACCC, members were appointed by the Anaheim City Council to serve on the Committee. Members represent several different locations throughout Anaheim, ranging from schools to businesses.
Full list of Anaheim Complete Count Committee Members (pdf)
Hard-to-Count (HTC) Areas in Anaheim
Visual representations of Anaheim's characteristics are useful in identifying areas of 2010 Census outreach. The map provides an understanding of how Anaheim residents responded to the 2000 Census.
The Hard-To-Count Map highlights areas that will be difficult to count in the 2010 Census. How difficult a resident is to count relates to their income, education level, housing situation, and also the mail back response rate from the 2000 Census.
BECOME A CENSUS TAKER. EARN EXTRA MONEY WHILE HELPING YOUR COMMUNITY!
To learn more about other census jobs in your area, please visit the Census Regional Offices website, select your state on the map provided and then select the “Regional Employment” option. While some temporary census jobs will be available over the next several months, most hiring will occur in the spring of 2010. For more information regarding Census Jobs and Testing Locations in Anaheim, please click here.
Thousands are needed for temporary jobs.
The U.S. Census Bureau recruits persons for temporary part-time positions for the 2010 Census. They are offering competitive pay, flexible hours, local employment and paid training and mileage.
Earn good pay.
Census takers receive competitive pay on a weekly basis. In addition, you will be reimbursed for authorized mileage and related expenses.
Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply!
All census takers must be able to speak English, but bilingual skills in English and other languages are needed in communities that have a large number of residents who speak a language other than English.
Get more than just a paycheck.
Besides good pay, you’ll have flexible hours, paid training, and the chance to work within your own community. You’ll earn a place
in history, as well as work experience you can add to your resume.
APPLY TODAY by contacting our Local Census Office or by calling 1-866-861-2010!
The Application and I-9 Employment and Eligibility Verification Form are available online in English and Spanish and will also be available at the test site. Bring proper identification with you to the test. A Practice Test is also available on the U.S. Census bureau website.