Today is the last day to be counted in the 2010 Census, act now

TEXAS (KTRE) – Now is the time to stand up and be counted in the 2010 Census.  Friday is the last day the U.S. Census Bureau operates a toll-free telephone line by which people can provide their census information if they did not mail back a Census questionnaire or receive a home visit from an enumerator.

The number is (866) 872-6868. More than 130,000 interviews have been completed via the toll free line.

"I urge residents that believe they did not receive a form, who did not mail it back or have not been contacted by a census enumerator to call 1-866-872-6868 to ensure they are included in the 2010 Census, making this the best count of the American population to date," said U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves.

For more than three months, individuals who believed they weren't included in the census were invited to call the toll-free assistance lines (open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian) to provide their information.

July 30 is the last day to take an interview over the toll free line to leave enough time for Census Bureau professionals to process the data and ensure that residents are counted in the right place and prepare the state population counts by the statutory deadline of Dec. 31, 2010.