Hey Census People…What About My Town?

Ken Tucci

What is the U.S. Census data for my hometown? – Cheryl, Gloucester

You can find that by going to the Census Bureau homepage.   You’ll see the “population finder” on the right.  Just put in your city or town and find, well, the population. 

Oh, but there’s more.  Then on that new population page click on “fact sheet” and a lot of other information about the location pops up… like how many married people there are  in your town, or how many people were born outside of the U.S. or the average family size.

A lot of you wrote to Declare Your Curiosity during the census hoopla…mostly complaining.  Now you can see how they put your tax dollars to work.  But they must still be crunching the numbers, because the population figures are for 2009.  Oh well.

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  • Betty

    They never sent anyone or mailed one single piece of paper to the Marina that I live at. There are about 30-50 people who live there all year long. So much for that.

  • Tin

    I live in a large apartment complex, caught a woman walking around inside our building which is secured, no idea how she got in, she started asking me questions about my neighbors!!, She was a census taker, I told her if she didn’t leave the building, I would throw her out myself….she left…wise choice.

  • Gorky

    Ya, TIN…you sound real tough. How to blow your own horn.

  • Sarah

    Betty – Did you call the Census? They would have sent someone out. The initial job with the Census was to map all residential units. Obviously, whoever did your area had no idea there were “homes” in the Marina.
    Tin – See what happened to Massachusetts now? People like you who did not want to be counted. Many people let Census workers into SECURED (that is such a vague term) buildings…. The Census workers were just trying to get as much information and numbers to complete the Census accurately. If you did not want to speak with them, all you had to do was say “I’m not comfortable answering your questions” and give them the building management number.
    Maybe next time more people will be counted!!

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