Final Census push allows residents to take survey over the phone

If you live in West Chandler and have been missed in Chandler’s 2015 Special Census, it’s not too late to be counted.

The city has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau to establish a phone bank staffed by sworn Census enumerators to obtain the information over the phone. The phone number, active as of Nov. 30, is 480-782-3269.

Residents who believe they were missed or who want to verify that everyone in their household was accurately counted can speak with a Census worker until Sunday, Dec. 6.

Phones are staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4. On Saturday, hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chandler and six other Arizona cities and towns are participating in a mid-decade census to update their population counts, which can translate into additional state-shared revenues to fund city services.

“By being counted, Chandler receives funding that helps provide the important city services our residents rely on,” Mayor Jay Tibshraeny said.

“This money helps pay for essential public services such as police and fire protection, properly maintained streets, parks, libraries and more.”

Census Bureau enumerators have been going door to door collecting census data since October. Approximately 90 percent of the city has been counted.

They will continue to knock on doors in Chandler neighborhoods through early December.

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