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Census Bureau kicks off Western tour in Glendale

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Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010 1:16 pm | Updated: 3:39 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Census Bureau kicks off its tour of the Rocky Mountain region at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale on Monday as part of its $300 million campaign to make sure Americans get the message that every person counts, especially in tough economic times.

The bureau will mail out their once-a-decade census forms to about 120 million households in March.

In 2000, about 67 percent of households mailed back their forms, ending a three decade decline in the response rate.

Phoenix, the fifth-largest city in the nation, estimates that it gets $400 in state and federal funds per person counted in the census. That money goes toward community services, such as libraries, parks and fire stations.

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