Special Census Underway in Oswego
Apr 29, 2016 12:23PM ● Published by Steven Jack
The Village of Oswego has begun conducting a partial Special Census in the village.
The goal of a partial Special Census is to account for growth that has occurred since the previous Census, last conducted in 2010, in specified locations within the Village. View the maps, attached above, to determine if your residence will be included in the 2016 Special Census.
Census enumerators are identifiable by an official Census Bureau identification card and often work in the afternoon or early evening.
What does this mean for Village residents?
- If you are a resident of one of the selected areas within the Village you will be asked to participate in the 2016 partial Special Census.
- A Census employee will take door-to-door census counts in your neighborhood.
- Personally identifying information collected for the Special Census is confidential and is not used in any other formats or shared with other organizations outside of the Census Bureau.
- The Special Census will allow residents who were not included in the 2010 decennial census a chance to be included in the overall population of the Village.
What does this mean for the Village?
- The Village has funded a partial Special Census through the United States Census Bureau to make sure residents in areas of growth have been counted towards the Village population.
- The Village receives certain revenues allocated by the state on a per capita basis, a total of $145 per person. An accurate population count will ensure the Village is receiving its share of these revenues.
- An increase in these revenues will allow the Village to continue providing programs and services to all residents.
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF OSWEGO