Let's Make Sure New Rochelle Counts
The City of New Rochelle has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to insure that a complete count of its residents is conducted in Census 2010. In March 2009, the New Rochelle City Council passed Ordinance No. 49 creating a Complete Count Committee. The goal of this committee is to help the city insure that everyone living in New Rochelle at the time of Census 2010 is counted. This includes:
Legal and illegal aliens
Off-campus students living in our neighborhoods
Federal & State Funding
Census data directly affect how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education, transportation and much more. That's more than $4 trillion over a 10-year period. Spending just a few minutes to fill out your census form will help ensure New Rochelle gets its fair share of federal and state funding.
Senate Seat Apportionment
The census is also used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and to redistrict state legislatures. Census data are used to define legislature districts, school district assignment areas and other important functional areas of government. The census is like a snapshot that helps define who we are as a nation.
Data about changes in New Rochelle are crucial to many planning decisions, such as where to provide services for the elderly, where to build new roads and schools, or where to locate job training centers. It is imperative that every resident participate and help insure that New Rochelle counts.