TAKE 10 FOR LAKELAND!
The U.S. Census Bureau is urging everyone to take 10 minutes to answer the 10 simple questions on the 2010 census form.
Return your Census form!
Lakeland residents are urged to send your Census form in today! The little effort of returning your Census form means a lot to the City of Lakeland and Shelby County in the next ten years.
More on Why it Matters
Obtaining accurate numbers for the 2010 Census is critical for Shelby County and Lakeland in determining the number of seats Tennessee occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives and in deciding how more than $400 billion per year in federal funds is distributed among states, counties, cities, and communities to meet the needs of the people. The more accurate the count... the more funds our county and community will receive.
By answering the census, you are determining the amount of federal funding Lakeland receives. As just one example, for every resident, the City of Lakeland receives approximately $110 in State Shared Funds by itself. Do yourself a favor and return your Census Form today!