U.S. Census Bureau to Present A New Portrait of America, First 2010 Census Results

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The following was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau:

What: Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Census Bureau Director Robert Groves will release the first set of 2010 Census data at a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. EST at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The 2010 Census data to be released include the resident population for the nation and the states as well as the congressional apportionment totals for each state. The law requires the Census Bureau to report these results to the President by Dec. 31.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. EST (camera setup begins at 10:30 a.m.)

Who: Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce

Rebecca Blank, acting deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Robert M. Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau

Place: National Press Club – Ballroom

529 14th Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

Members of the media may also participate by telephone. (Due to expected high call volume, please dial in 30 minutes early to allow time for the operator to place you in the call.)

Dial-in number: 888-603-8938

Passcode: 2010 CENSUS

Online Press Kit:

Event materials are posted online and accessible at: http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/apportionment/.

Webcast:

There will be a live webcast of the briefing, accessible at: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=74725 at 11 a.m. (EST) on event day.

RESOURCES:

Visit http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/ to use an interactive map that highlights the history of apportionment and our country’s changing population throughout the past century. You can also learn more about apportionment through the video The Amazing Apportionment Machine on our YouTube channelhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUCnb5_HZc0 and from our Special Edition: Facts for Features by visiting http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ffse05.html . Census in Schools lesson plans for grades

3-12 are available at: http://www.census.gov/schools/materials_for_schools/lessons_and_maps.html.

Please RSVP by 5 p.m. (EST), Monday, Dec. 20, to the Public Information Office at 301-763-3691 or to pio.2010@census.gov.

Follow the Census Bureau on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr and YouTube (/uscensusbureau).

CONTACT: U.S. Census Bureau Public Information Office, +1-301-763-3691, pio.2010@census.gov

SOURCE  U.S. Census Bureau

CONTACT: U.S. Census Bureau Public Information Office, +1-301-763-3691, pio.2010@census.gov

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