Information from the U.S. Department of
Commerce Census Bureau
effort to accurately count the population,
Census questionnaires will be delivered to
residents beginning in March 2010. Prior to
the delivery, the Census Bureau conducts
Address Canvassing from April to July 2009
to ensure the address list for the Census is
as accurate as possible. Address Canvassing
involves Census Bureau personnel canvassing
neighborhoods to update the Bureau's address
list and maps using hand-held computers.
This operation will occur in all areas of
During this massive operation, approximately
140,000 decennial employees will conduct
address canvassing in neighborhoods across
the United States. Permanent Census Bureau
staff already working throughout the country
will continue to conduct survey work in
neighborhoods using laptop computers.
Local law enforcement may encounter
questions from residents about strangers in
their neighborhoods. The U. S. Department of
Commerce, Bureau of the Census, wants to
ensure that local law enforcement can
identify Census Bureau employees, both
temporary decennial employees and permanent
All employees can be
identified through identification cards
issued by the Census Bureau.
and a list of contact phone numbers for each
There are twelve regions, which
covers each state in the United States and
To verify the employee’s
identity, contact the Regional Census Center
in your state.
Thank you for your assistance.
Gary A. Padgett Security Specialist U. S.
Department of Commerce U. S. Census Bureau