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Welcome to the website of the City of Seattle's Complete Count Committee.

In March 2010, more than 130 million addresses across the nation will receive a census form.  The 2010 Census asks ten questions and takes only ten minutes to complete.  Completing your census form is easy, important and safe.  Your answers on the census form are confidential and protected by law for 72 years.

Required once every ten years by the U.S. Constitution, the census will count everyone in the United States, both citizen and noncitizens, regardless of legal status.  Census data also directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal funding is distributed to state, local and tribal governments.  Census data are used to determine how we are represented at all level of government.  Equally important, census data provides a picture of who we are as a nation and community.

It is critical that we have an accurate count of everyone.  We can then ensure that all our residents receive the educational, health and other governmental services that they are entitled to under federal and state law.

I urge you to complete your census form when it arrives and return it by April 1, 2010.  Your participation is essential to ensuring a brighter tomorrow for our community.  The 2010 U.S. Census, It’s Time to Stand Up and Be Counted!

Mike McGinn
Mayor of Seattle


Census at a Glance

Every 10 years, the Census counts everyone residing in the United States.

Census data is used to allocate more than $400 billion in federal funds each year.

The next Census count begins April 1, 2010.

The Census form has only 10 questions.

Your answers on the Census form are confidential and protected by law.

U.S. Census 2010 web site has additional information.

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