Dear Friend,

For more than 200 years our country has used census results to help determine everything from government representation to school funding. Although todayís abbreviated questionnaires take only minutes to fill out, their impact is no less important.

Itís our responsibility to participate. Itís up to each of us to make sure that the goals of the census are achieved, improving our communities in the process. Only with universal participation can the census become an embodiment of the people, rather than a government instrument.

This pamphlet is intended to familiarize you with the census and answer any questions you might have. If you have any further questions or concerns about this or any other subject, please donít hesitate to contact my office.

Sincerely,
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Carl E. Heastie
Member of Assembly
1351 E. Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY 10469
718-654-6539
heastic@assembly.state.ny.us
QuickFacts*
USA
New York
Population, 2000
281,424,602
18,976,816
Population, 2008 estimate
304,059,724
19,490,297
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2008

8%

2.7%
Female persons, percent, 2007
50.7%
51.5%
Median household income, 2007
$50,740
$53,448
*Information courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau


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