Governor Barbour

Mississippi: Be Counted!

  Governor Barbour urges participation in 2010 Census

If you have not received a questionnaire from the Census, please call 1-866-872-6868.

The 2010 Census is quickly approaching and Mississippi must be prepared for this constitutionally-mandated process, which occurs every 10 years. The Census is sometimes called “Uncle Sam’s Headcount” and is essentially a count of every person living within the United States. Census data is utilized by a variety of public and private organizations and, most importantly, is used to determine the share of federal funding available to states based on their current population.

Important Dates and Job Opportunities
The Census will create hundreds of thousands of temporary jobs across the nation and southeast region, including here in Mississippi. Preparation for the Census has already begun, and there’s an opportunity for you to become a part of this important process. Interested? Check out for more information regarding job opportunities in your area…from North Mississippi to the Gulf Coast, there is a need for assistance in every region.

Mississippi Complete Count Committee
Governor Haley Barbour has organized the Mississippi “Complete Count Committee” to ensure Mississippi has a complete and accurate count in the decennial census. By collaborating with the U.S. Census Bureau and other state partners, the Committee will serve as the lead entity in publicizing the upcoming Census.

Additional Information
More information regarding the upcoming Census 2010 can be found on the following sites:

U.S. Census Bureau’s Census 2010 Website

Mississippi: Census 2010 blog

State Data Center

University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies

Mississippi Urban Research Center