On April 1, 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted the 23rd decennial census of the United States. As part of that effort, the City of College Station assisted in corrodinating local efforts to make sure each resident of College Station was counted. Please visit this page to keep up with local events, news and other items of interest about the 2010 Census.
Click here to view College Station's 2010 Demographic Profile released May 2011 by the Census Bureau. Additional demographic information will be posted here as it becomes available from the Census Bureau.
GENERAL CENSUS INFORMATION
Census Timeline / Census Form
Information collected by the Census is first used to determine congressional representation. The number of representatives a state has in the U.S. House of Representatives is based on population. Each congressional district represents about 650,000 people. It is important to have an accurate count to ensure that local areas have adequate representation at the federal level
States and cities receive federal funding, like the Community Development Block Grant, based on information collected by the Census. Different funds can be obtained for park development, sidewalk and utility repairs, and other municipal services that help us maintain College Station's high quality of life.
The City of College Station uses Census information to estimate future municipal service needs. Information from the Census provides baseline data to project future water needs, sewer capactiy, police and fire personel, and other essential services provided by the City.
Local Growth and Development
The information collected by the Census is also valuable to our local business community. It provides information that businesses and entrepreneurs use to decide how to best leverage themselves in the College Station market. Census information about population and income are used by businesses to make decisions about locating in the City of College Station.
Below are interviews from the WTAW NewsTalk 1620 radio show, "The Informaniacs."
February 8, 2010
Rhonda Seaton, Police Officer
December 17, 2009
Lindsay Kramer, Development Services Staff Planner
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January 13 - 2010 Census: 10 Questions in 10 Minutes
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If you would like to get involved with the 2010 Census, contact Jennifer Prochazka at firstname.lastname@example.org