ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Currently, 71 percent of Alachua County residents have mailed in their 2010 Census Forms. Residents who have not yet sent in their Census Forms can still do so. Those who would rather answer the questions by phone can call the Census Telephone Questionnaire Assistance Line. Call 866-872-6868 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. This phone line will be available until July 30, 2010.
Also, Census takers from our community are currently knocking on doors and manually collecting Census data. Residents are encouraged to speak to the Census takers and answer the ten questions.
Census information helps decide Federal funding for: development block grants, education, recreation, and transportation. Also, the number of Congressional representatives for the State of Florida depends on Census data. The more complete, and accurate count that Alachua County receives, the better represented and funded we will be in the future.
County Commissioner and Census Champion Rodney J. Long, said, "This is the most important event of the decade. It is simple, safe, and confidential and means dollars being brought back into our community and insures that we have the proper representation in Washington."
For more information, contact Alachua County Senior Planner, Ivy Bell at 352-374-5249.