Mayor: Return census forms for city's benefit

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke in the Bronx and Brooklyn Wednesday, urging residents to complete their 2010 census forms and return them by April 15.According to

NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke in the Bronx and Brooklyn Wednesday, urging residents to complete their 2010 census forms and return them by April 15.

According to the mayor, the Bronx has only a 2 percent return rate of the census forms, and Brooklyn a 6 percent rate.

"Each year, some $25 billion in federal funds come to New York City based on our census numbers," Bloomberg said. Filling out the census can help the government determine the areas that most need federal money.

Bloomberg assured any immigrants living in the boroughs that filling out the census will not impact their statuses or release their personal information.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 1 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
2 Brooklyn Sportscast, Feb. 24
Animal rights activists continued to protest outside the 3 Protesters gather outside Ringling Bros. Circus
A group of Brooklyn children marched on Borough 4 BK kids march in protest of travel ban
The We Are the Resistance fundraiser allowed artists 5 Fundraiser highlights works of female 'resistance' artists

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE