Sunday, April 12, 2009

Preparing for 2010 Census

Between now and July 2009, individuals preparing for the 2010 Census Survey will be going door to door in the residential neighborhoods of Pomona. If someone claims they are from the Census, but you believe otherwise, be sure to ask for identification. The individual should also be carrying a bag with the census logo and a little hand-held computer.

If you're still unsure whether the person is legit, call dispatch or Paul Greening, Field Operations Supervisor of the Census, Glendora District. His number is 562-916-4057.


  1. I had a young lady named Chiquita come by my house. she was nice. (from the census bureau of course, not some random girl)

  2. Here's some more info on the topic from the Census Bureau:

    Census Bureau News:
    Address Canvassers Take to the Streets

    April 2009

    The 2010 Census launched its next operation, Address Canvassing. A preliminary wave began on March 29th, and the mass effort launched on April 6, 2009. The entire phase concludes by June 19, 2009.

    During Address Canvassing, the Census Bureau will put to work approximately 140,000 people to canvass all known streets and roads throughout the country. The canvassers identify every living quarter where people live or could potentially live, and verify more than 145 million addresses.

    For the first time in Decennial Census history, census workers will confirm, add, and delete addresses using a GPS-equipped hand-held computer. Each computer is so secure that it will work only when activated by the fingerprint of its assigned operator.

    Each building or structure receives Global Positioning System (GPS)coordinates to make sure it is also recorded in the right location.

    Census workers also will update maps by adding new roads. This work ensures that the census address list is complete so that everyone can be counted in the 2010 census.