STEELE CREEK NEWS
2010 Census for
Five-State Area to be Managed from Steele Creek Office
2009) Next year, the U.S. Census Bureau will conduct the largest
peacetime activity that the government manages. During the 2010
Decennial Census, staff will
attempt to count each of the over 300,000,000 people living in the
United States, count each person only once, and count each of them
in the right location.
of the 12 Regional Census Centers that will mange census field
operations is located in Steele Creek in Whitehall Corporate Center.
The Charlotte Region includes five states -- Kentucky, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia -- and contains
approximately 10.5% of the nation's population.
This spring the
Charlotte Regional Census Center managed about 15,000 field workers
who canvassed every street in the region to update the Census
Bureau's address list. An accurate address list is crucial to ensure
each household receives a census questionnaire in 2010.
Next year the
Census Bureau will mail questionnaires to every address on its list.
Residents will be asked to complete the questionnaires and mail them
back. If they don't, census enumerators will visit them and complete
a questionnaire. This Nonresponse Follow Up operation is the largest
and most expensive census operation. The Charlotte Region will hire
approximately 50,000 employees to conduct the Nonresponse Follow Up
operation and related activities in its five-state region.
Metalmorphosis, a sculpture by Czech artist David
Cerny, sits in front of the building in Whitehall Corporate
Center where the Charlotte Regional Census Center is located.
Live Web Cam.
Regional Census Center is a temporary office opened just to manage
the 2010 census. It opened in
early 2008 and will close in 2011. It occupies the second
floor and part of the third floor of the building at 3701 Arco
Also located at
the edge of Steele Creek is the Charlotte Local Census Office. It
was one of five offices in North Carolina that opened early to
manage the address canvassing operation. The Charlotte Local Census
Office managed field staff in 12 counties. Late this year ten
additional offices will open in North Carolina and join the other
five offices to manage the more intensive operations to be conducted
next year. In 2010, the Charlotte Local Census Office will manage
operations in Mecklenburg County only.
Local Census Office is located near I-77 and Arrowood Road at the
end of Red Oak Lane (behind Ruby Tuesdays).
Bureau's Charlotte Regional Office also is located in Steele Creek,
on Center Park Drive off Beam Road. The major function of this
permanent office is to manage ongoing and one-time surveys. A staff
of approximately 600 field representatives throughout the region
visit survey respondents to collect information that is used to
tabulate unemployment statistics, cost of living rates, crime
statistics, health statistics, and other data released by the
information, visit the
Decennial Census web site or the
Charlotte Region web page.
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