What's New at MPS-NY:

The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour!

Beginning in January, the 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour will travel across the United States and Puerto Rico to educate communities about the 2010 Census, encouraging everyone to complete the 10-question form when it arrives at their home.

Thirteen vehicles will launch the Road Tour on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. One vehicle in each of the Census Bureau’s 12 regions and one national vehicle will travel to high-attendance events, including the NASCAR Daytona 500, Denver Pow Wow, San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade, NCAA Final Four and Atlanta’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Parade.


The Road Tour will provide the public with an engaging, interactive experience that brings the benefits of the 2010 Census to life and makes the census personal and relevant to those who attend. It will convey that everyone can use the census form as their voice – as a way to let the country know what their community needs for the next 10 years. Participants in the Road Tour will be able to record their own stories, sharing why the census will make a difference to their community.

On stops throughout its journey, the tour will provide attendees a window into the census, including its unique history, the process by which people are counted, why an accurate count is so critical to the nation, how to participate and where to get assistance in completing the form.

At Road Tour events, attendees will be able to:

  • Learn about the 2010 Census and the positive impact of participation on the local community.
  • Contribute their voices, pictures, videos and messages to the Road Tour.
  • View messages from other Road Tour participants.
  • See a sample 2010 Census form.
  • Speak with the Road Tour staff and other community members about issues that affect them.

Everyone is invited to attend one of the Road Tour stops to experience this free, interactive and educational event. Those who can’t attend in person are encouraged to visit the Road Tour Web experience at 2010census.gov.


As a Census Bureau partner, we are committed to helping achieve a complete count of our growing and changing population in 2010. Watch for additional details in the coming months, or visit 2010census.gov to learn more.

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