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April 1, 2010 is Census Day!

Every ten years the US Census Bureau does its best to count every man, woman and child that lives in the United States.  The official count is on April 1, 2010.  Many people have already completed their forms.  As of today, March 27, 2010, 40% of Pennsylvanians have completed and returned their forms.  Nationwide, 34% of the people have responded.  In my neighborhood, Mt. Washington, only 30% have responded. 

To see where your neighborhood ranks, take a look at the Take 10 Map:  2010 Participation Rates.

The Census bureau is using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to get the word out about the 2010 Census. 

In honor of Census Day, I would like to share a few fun facts that I found about US.

  • As of March 27, 2010 the population of the US is 308,949,802.
  • 24.3% of the US population is under the age of 18!
  • Pennsylvania has the 6th highest population in the country.
  • Pittsburgh is the 2nd biggest city in Pennsylvania, but only the 54th largest in the country population wise.
  • There are 257 bowling alleys in PA.
  • There are 85 miniature golf courses in our state.
  • There are 160 museums in PA.
  • There are 36 ice skating rinks too! 

The U.S. Census Bureau’s website has a lot more than just population statistics.  Another good website for information about the United States is USA.gov

marianj

CLP–Mt. Washington

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