U.S. Census Bureau opens Montgomery office

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- The census bureau opened its Montgomery office Thursday. The opening of the local office marks the official beginning of the 2010 census.

During the open house, officials showed off their new hand held computers that will be used in the upcoming census.

The Montgomery office covers 33 of the 67 counties.

Constitutional law requires a population count every 10 years.