2010 Census deadline rapidly approaching

SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - Time is ticking for thousands of Americans to mail back their 2010 Census questionnaires.

Officials are warning Monday that those who return their forms after April 16 may still be visited by census workers, who will begin going door-to-door to collect census responses on May 1.

"Nationwide, about 65 percent of households have mailed back their census forms," said U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves. "In 2000, the mail participation rate was 72 percent."

Census data are used to determine how billions of dollars in federal funding is spent annually on community services, including hospitals, schools, senior centers, roads and job training centers.

This year, you can give your answers over the phone or request a form be sent to where you live.  Don't be left out of the count for your community.

Telephone Questionnaire Assistance (TQA)

  • ENGLISH - 1-866-872-6868
  • Chinese: 1-866-935-2010
  • Korean: 1-866-955-2010
  • Russian: 1-866-965-2010
  • Spanish: 1-866-928-2010
  • Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010
  • TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired):
  • Puerto Rico (in English): 1-866-939-2010
  • Puerto Rico (in Spanish): 1-866-929-2010

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