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January 11th, 2010
Local Census office opening in San Antonio

STAFF REPORT

At 2 p.m Tuesday, the United State Census Bureau will formally open the Local Census Office (LCO), CO 3055, in San Antonio. The office will serve Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, northern Bexar and Comal Counties.

The opening ceremonies will be held at the office, which is located at 3300 Nacogdoches Road, Suite 220, San Antonio. The 30-minute ceremony will launch the 2010 Census awareness campaign.

Serving as master of ceremonies will be Gregory Parker, Precinct 3 Commissioner in Comal County.  The scheduled speakers include San Marcos  Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Comal County Precinct 1 Commissioner Donna Eccleston and San Antonio Councilmember John G. Clamp. Invited guests will also include officials from area school districts, businesses, churches and community organizations.

The population count of every living person in the United States is mandated by the Constitution. The first census was conducted in 1790. Conducted every ten years, the census is used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and to allocate some $400 billion annually in federal, state and local funding. It serves as the foundation for economic and social planning at every level.

The 2010 census consists of 10 questions to be asked of residents.

The Local Census office is recruiting, hiring and training census workers to assist in the massive job of population counting. Information about employment can be found at http://2010.census.gov/2010census jobs ,or by calling (210) 248-3490.

San Antonio serves as the base for two other census offices, LCO 3054 and LCO 3056. They are part of the Dallas Regional Census Center serving Texas, Louisiana and Mississipi.

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