Students are counted where they live and sleep most of the year. Students who live in an off campus apartment are a part of the Salem population. The Census determines where and how government funds are distributed. Salem State College students have a major impact on the city of Salem. By filling out the 2010 census, students will be counted. Students must fill out the Census if they live on campus residence halls, or an off campus apartment.
The U.S. census is a count of everyone residing in the United States – all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Territories. This count takes place every 10 years, with the next one coming up in 2010. In March 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States. Census data such as race, sex, age and educational level, directly affect college students in virtually all decisions made in education, employment, health care, transportation and housing.
Fill out the census and mail it back!