Columbia County Planning/Economic Development

Commissioner, Kenneth J. Flood

401 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-3375


United State Census 2010


The Census is required by the United States Consititution – to count every resident of the United States every 10 years. In March 2010 the U.S Census Bureau will deliver Census 2010 forms to every residence in the United States to conduct the decennial Census.

The form is short – only 10 questions and law requires it be completed and returned.

Representation and Funding

Completion of the form is extremely important as the Census population counts are used to determine congressional representation.  The Census counts are also used by the Federal government to determine allocation of over $400 billion in federal funds each year to our communities, for the next 10 years.

Our communities benefit from these funds in many ways:

  • Schools

  • Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects

  • Hospitals

  • Emergency services

  • Job training centers

  • Senior centers, day care centers


The Census is protected under Title 13 of the US Code.  This means that the information you provide is kept confidential.  All US Census Bureau employees must take the “oath of nondisclosure” which is their sworn affidavit to keep the Census data confidential for life.

Please take a few moments to complete and return the Census form. 

10 Questions.  10 Minutes.   Make a difference.  Make History


For additional information on the 2010 Census:

1. "US Census Bureau Census 2010" 
2. "How it Works"
3. "Why It's Important"
4. "The Questions on the Form -- 10 Questions 10 Minutes"
5. "Privacy -- Protecting Your Answers"
6. "Questions You May Have"





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