Getting ready for the 2010 Census

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -  A new year and a new decade marks the starting of the U.S. Census Bureau for 2010. The Census is launching a national road trip to convince people on why it is important to fill out record papers.

The constitutionally required count decides representationin the U.S. House and more. This head count poses challenges like locating people who foreclosed on their homes or people still displaced after Hurrican Katrina.

Some folks displaced from New Orleans have relocated in here in Alabama and Governor Bob Riley all residents to fill out the form.

Rileys says, "It's important that [census] records reflect the state's recent growth."

In the 2000 Census, 53 thousand Alabamians went uncounted, costing the state millions.

this week, Governor Riley established the "Alabama Complete Count Committee" in an effort to inform residents of the importance of recording their census data.

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