The Spelman spotlight.
March 12, 1980
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10 Census Success Stories
The Census isn’t just a headcount.
It’s a tool that helps plan America's
future. The 10 stories below show
you how Census information has
helped people by doing this.
In Stamford, Connecticut, city
leaders studied Census statistics
before deciding where to locate a
new fire station.
2 Albany, Georgia
In Albany, Georgia, officials
used Census figures to help prove
the need for expanding the Palmyra
3 Fort Smith, Arkansas
In Fort Smith, Arkansas, in
Mrs. McKeever’s fourth-grade class,
students relied upon Census data to
estimate how much energy they
could save in one year.
Central Falls, Rhode Island
In Central Falls, Rhode Island,
local officials used Census statistics
in obtaining federal funds to open
the Blackstone Valley CAP Health
helped Boy Scout leaders project
how many boys might be joining
the Scouts and how many camps
would be needed to accommodate
8 Spartanburg, South Carolina
In Spartanburg, South Carolina,
citizens used Census statistics to
help obtain federal money to con
vert Old Evans Junior High into a
social services and senior citizens
In Maine, Census statistics were
used to help obtain federal funds
for a winterization program to help
low-income people with weather
stripping, insulation assistance and
Census data were used in choosing
a new location for, and laying out,
an entire Pennsylvania village—
Nelson Township—when the old
site had to be abandoned because
of a flood control project.
5 San Francisco, California
In San Francisco, California,
transportation planners used
Census information when selecting
bus routes, subway stops and high
ways that needed widening.
6 San Antonio, Texas
In San Antonio, Texas, bankers
studied Census data in deciding to
open a new bank in the Ingram
In Minnesota, Census statistics
All over America, people have been
helped by Census data. And it all
depends on your answers, which
are kept confidential by law.
Answer the Census, so there can
be more success stories like the
ones you’ve just read.
Census of the
Answer the Census.
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