MOUNT VERNON — While census takers are in the process of visiting over 8,200 households in Knox County, the U.S. Census Bureau is reminding citizens what to expect from their encounter with legitimate census employees, called enumerators.
relatedJune 11, 2010
If a 2010 Census worker knocks on the door, here are some ways to verify that person is a legitimate census taker:
•The census taker must present an ID badge that contains a Department of Commerce watermark and expiration date. The census taker may also be carrying a black canvas bag with a Census Bureau logo.
•The census taker will provide supervisor contact information and/or the local census office phone number for verification, if asked.
•The census taker will only ask the questions that appear on the 2010 Census form.
The 2010 Census taker will not ask for Social Security number, bank account number or credit card number, and will never solicit donations or make contact by e-mail.