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Chair Thanks Community for a Successful Census Count

Monday, April 4, 2011
Now that 2010 Census results are in, the Chair of the County's Complete Count Census Committee is thanking the committee and its many community partners for their efforts to help achieve a complete count. The County's population, documented by the 2010 Census, rose by 5% over the past ten years, to 101,564.

"This was truly a countywide effort by many people," notes County Legislator Mackesey, chair of the Census Committee. "The efforts of the Complete Count Committee, and all of its supporters, set the stage for a successful result. We thank everyone for their hard work, which enabled us to communicate our message to the far reaches of our community and successfully strive to achieve a complete count."

Mackesey expresses appreciation to all those who assisted--'among them the county's colleges and universities; municipal clerks and elected officials; local landlords, churches, and media; the Tompkins County Public Library; Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT); the English-as-a-second-language program; Cayuga Press; and the many organizations from throughout the county that informed their members about the importance of the Census count. Also to be thanked, she says, are our local Census workers, who provided key support for the County's Census effort.

A final report on the 2010 Census initiative will be available shortly, once the Complete Count Committee convenes for a final time to officially conclude its work.