STATE LAUNCHES NEW 2010 CENSUS WEB SITE
Site Provides Easy-to-Access Information and Resources
The Ohio Complete Count Committee, which informs Ohioans on the critical importance of the 2010 Census, recently launched a new Web site, www.census.ohio.gov, in an effort to provide the public with easy-to-access information about the upcoming Census.
“This new, interactive Web site will offer Ohioans important information and resources as we gear up for the 2010 Census,” said Kevin Boyce, Ohio Treasurer and Chair of the Ohio Complete Count Committee. “The Web site not only provides information about the importance of the filling out and returning census forms, but offers insight into how the data collected will impact communities across the state.”
The homepage features a link to the U.S. Census Job Web site where job seekers can learn more about temporary Census job opportunities. Also, on the homepage is a link to the 2010 Census in Schools initiative. The 2010 Census in Schools page contains lesson plans, maps, teaching guides, and other informational materials to help teachers and students learn about the importance of the Census.
“The Web site is an excellent resource that provides visitors with easy-to-understand information about the 2010 Census,” said Lisa Patt-McDaniel, Director of the Ohio Department of Development and Co-Chair of the Ohio Complete Count Committee. “I encourage you to visit the site and the sample Census survey to see just how fast, safe, and easy the 2010 Census is.”
Site visitors can easily navigate through the following main topics of interest:
· Toolkits, created by the U.S. Census Bureau, contain information and resources to help partners communicate the importance of the Census to key populations such as Hispanics/Latinos, African Americans, college students, and veterans.
· Maps that provide an understanding of how Ohio residents responded to the 2000 Census.
· The Ohio Complete Count Committee is comprised of four sub-committees: Government, Non-Governmental Organization / Community and Faith-based Organization, Hard-To-Count, and Education. Communities interested in starting their own Complete Count Committee can register by clicking the Ohio Census Network tab.
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The site also links to various Census related research materials and other pertinent U.S. Census Bureau information. For more information about Ohio’s 2010 Census efforts visit www.census.ohio.gov or stop by the 2010 Census Rally on January 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Statehouse. The event will feature speakers and displays highlighting the impact of the Census.