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The Spelman spotlight. (Atlanta , Georgia) 1957-1980, March 12, 1980, Image 10

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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. Stamford, Connecticut 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 Nursing Home, 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 Center. helped Boy Scout leaders project how many boys might be joining the Scouts and how many camps would be needed to accommodate them. 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 center. 9 Maine 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 fuel payments. Nelson Township, Pennsylvania 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 Park Mall. 7 Minnesota 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. 1980 Census of the United States Were countingonyou. Answer the Census. CENSUS ’80 A Public Service of This Magazine & The Advertising Council