Feb 18, 2010 9:20 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
The Denver regional office of the U.S. Census Bureau will start counting soon, beginning with the rural areas first.
People who receive their mail by P.O. box will find a letter soon letting them know that census takers will start visiting houses March 1 to drop off questionnaires.
A spokesperson of the bureau says workers start in rural areas because the process takes longer than urban areas which receive the questionnaires in the mail. People with street addresses will receive their questionnaires in mid-March.
The Denver regional office covers a 10-state area of western states, including Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Montana. Census workers wear ID badges to assure people they are official employees of the bureau.