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U.S. Census field workers prompt flurry of calls

Posted By admin On May 5, 2009 @ 4:46 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Matt Chittum
Roanoke Times [1]
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

That weirdo staring at your house and holding something that looks like a camera might not be a weirdo after all.

It could be a representative of the U.S. Census. Not everyone can tell the difference, apparently, and people have been calling census offices to make sure.

The bureau put out a news release Monday to help the public recognize its address listers.

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Some 3,000 census workers are in the field in Virginia right now building the address lists that will be the mailing list for the 2010 Census forms. That work will continue through midsummer.

They wear official identification badges and carry handheld computers that they use for data entry. They also might be carrying workbags with “U.S. Census Bureau” on them.

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