If you have your 2010 Census form but have not completed it yet, please take some time this week to fill it out and return it. It should only take 10 minutes to complete. Not everyone has received aCensus form yet. If you do not have a form, you may pick one up at Hy-Vee food store or Hy-Vee Drug. Otherwise you can phone the Census Bureau's Questionnaire Assistance center after April 12th at 1-866-872-6868 to request one. It is important for everyone in Cherokee to be counted and not to dip below the 5,000 population mark.More than $400 billion is allocated by the federal government based on these numbers.
This can impact the money coming into the community for roads and housing projects and much more. In addition, this data is used to determine representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and in state and local government.