As part of her efforts to reach these populations Ms. Rainey has established a coalition of 30 ministers to serve as "Soul Census Ambassadors". Today I represented the city at a pinning ceremony to help publicize the importance of participating in the upcoming Census.
How is the Census data used? This information is used to direct the federal funding for essentials such as hospitals, job training centers, schools, senior centers, transportation and public utility infrastructure and emergency services. The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Raleigh Local Census Office is located at 2605 Atlantic Ave. the telephone number is 866-3700. The U.S. Census website is www.2010.census.gov.