Preparations are being made for a national survey.
Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau’s In-Field Canvassing Operations are confirming addresses until mid-October, according to a release from Prince William County.
“The canvassers will ask a few questions to verify the address and inquire about any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion in the Census process,” Prince William County Demographer Brian Engelmann said in a release.
Verifying information that can’t be learned through GIS maps will enable the bureau to send out Census invitations to all homes in March 2020.
The upcoming Census will be used to determine various factors, including the number of seats a state receives in the United States Congress.
It will also help officials decide how much funding should be set aside for programs — Federal Direct Student Loans, Medicaid, and the National School Lunch Program are among them.
Employees are carrying a valid I.D. that contains a photo of themselves, the U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, as well as an expiration date.
They will also have a letter from the bureau and shoulder bag or laptop with the logo.
Residents who have questions about an employee may speak with a representative by calling 800-923-8282.
An address canvassing viewer map can be found on the United States Census Bureau website by clicking “2020 Census Operational Information” under “Surveys/Programs.”
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