Mailing in Census Forms Makes Dollars and “Sense” for Hamilton Township Residents
Filling out your census form and mailing it in makes dollars and “sense”. Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo is urging residents who have not already completed and mailed back their 2010 Census form to do so, because the community’s full participation could make Hamilton eligible for federal funds over the next decade. Residents have until the 3rd week of April to return their 2010 Census forms by mail.
“With reductions in State funding, every additional dollar that Hamilton Township can receive from the Federal government will make a difference – not just next year, but for the next ten years,” explains Mayor Bencivengo. “With over $400 billion distributed by the Federal government each year, we need the participation of every resident to ensure that Hamilton Township receives our fair share of funding.”
The latest statistics (as of April 6th) indicates that 66% of Hamiltonians have already mail back their 2010 Census forms, which is above the national participation rate of 62%. However, participation of the remaining 34% of Hamilton households is critical to the Township maximizing its eligibility for federal funds. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that every percentage point increase in the mail participation rate saves approximately $85 million in federal funds.
For questions or assistance with the 2010 Census, residents can:
Call by Phone Toll Free at 1-866-872-6868
Visit online: www.2010census.gov
Visit one of the 2010 Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers, which can provide assistance in up to 59 languages. Some local centers include:
Mercer County Connection, 957Route 33, Hamilton 08690
Hamilton Township Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, Hamilton 08619
John O. Wilson Neighborhood Center, 169 Wilfred Avenue, Hamilton 08610
Mercer County Hispanic Association, 18 East Sixth Avenue, Hamilton 08619