Census Workers Entering Last Phase of the 2010 Census

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - If you didn't mail in your U.S. Census Bureau form in time, you can expect a visit from Census workers.

"We have approximately 1,800 workers out on the field," census worker, Charlene Romero-McBride, said.

Census workers are gearing up for their final phase.

"We're actually in the training process and soon they'll all be walking door to door," McBride said.

For the next three days, census workers will go through proper training before hitting the streets, knocking door to door to individuals who didn't fill out the census form.

"Once these people are trained, we send them out to get the information we didn't get in the mail," McBride said.

However, there are a few things to be certain of before approaching someone at your door, who's claiming to be a census worker.

"The very important thing is to ask for proper ID and call the number on the sheet if you have concerns of identity and verify the employee," McBride said.

Census workers want to remind you that they will never ask for your social security number or any bank accounts.

They will begin making their rounds May 3.