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Issue 12, 2020

Founded by Betty Debnam

Take a census

We All
Count

The 2010
U.S. census
counted
309 million
people.

Question No. 1

Census history

The first census took place
in 1790 and counted 3.9
million people. Today, 230
years later, the United States
is home to more than 329
million people.

What is your age
and date of birth?

Collecting the information

How many people live
in your home?

Question No. 3

Do you live in a city
or in the country?

Questions on this year’s
census form ask about the
people living in a household and how they’re
related to each other. For example:
• How many people were living or staying
in this house, apartment or mobile home on
April 1, 2020?
• How is Person 2 related to Person 1? Does
this person usually live or stay somewhere else
(such as at college)?

(check one)

Question No. 4

How many pets do you have?

Question No. 5

How many people in your family
work outside the home?

Question No. 6

Will your family participate in the
2020 census?
Yes
No

Tally, or count up, your answers and
do some math to get an average answer
for each question.
For example, what is the
average age in your classroom?

Keeping information safe

A census
poster from
1940.

(example: 09)

Question No. 2

In mid-March, census forms will be mailed
to all U.S. households. In places where there is
no standard address, such as on some country
roads or on Indian reservations, census
workers will deliver the forms by hand.
People can respond to
the census in one of three
ways: online, by phone,
or by mail.
From May to July,
census-takers will visit
homes that haven’t
responded to collect the
information. Census
workers will also visit
homeless shelters, soup
kitchens and streets to
collect information about homeless Americans.

photos courtesy US Census Bureau

Our U.S. Constitution includes a rule that
every 10 years, the people of the United States
must be counted. We call this a decennial (dihSEN-ee-uhl) census.
With the results of the census, the
government can decide how the 435 seats
of the House of Representatives should be
distributed. But we get a lot of other valuable
data, or information, from census figures.
For example, these numbers help
officials:
• figure out where to build schools.
• plan for new fire departments.
• decide how much government money
should go to certain areas or groups of people.

On the form

You and your classmates can become
enumerators (ee-NOOM-er-ay-tors), or
census-takers, in your classroom. Cut
out this form and make a copy for each
student. When you get the completed
forms back, you’ll be able to see
valuable information about your class!

Mini Fact:

Sometimes people are afraid to share their
information. Census officials said the personal
information collected will not be released to
the public.
For example, people who have come to the
United States from other countries might not
want to let the government know they’re in the
U.S. But census forms will not be shared with
other parts of the government.
Each person who works for the U.S.
Census Bureau must take an oath, or promise,
never to share any information they learn
about any individual.

Resources
On the Web:

• bit.ly/MPcensus

At the library:

• “Everybody Counts!” by Scholastic and
the U.S. Census Bureau

The Mini Page® © 2020 Andrews McMeel Syndication

Try ’n’ Find

Mini Jokes

Words that remind us of the U.S. Census are hidden in this
puzzle. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally,
and some letters are used twice. See if you can find:
BUREAU, CENSUS,
COLLECT,
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DATA, DECENNIAL,
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GOVERNMENT,
HOUSEHOLD, MAIL,
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PHONE, QUESTIONS,
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Eco Note

• 1 cup plum sauce
• 2 tablespoons cider
vinegar
• 1 teaspoon chili
powder

What to do:
1. In large bowl, combine turkey, about 1/4 teaspoon salt and about 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Mix well and shape into 16 meatballs.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook for 3 to 5
minutes, turning frequently, until brown on all sides.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together tomato sauce, plum sauce, vinegar and chili powder.
4. Add sauce mixture to pan and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes or until meatballs are
cooked through. Adapted from “The Robin Takes 5 Cookbook for Busy Families” with permission from Andrews McMeel Publishing (andrewsmcmeel.com).

7 Little Words for Kids

Use the letters in the boxes to make a word with the same meaning as
the clue. The numbers in parentheses represent the number of letters in
the solution. Each letter combination can be used only once, but all letter
combinations will be necessary to complete the puzzle.

1. ready to assist (7)
2. dog with floppy ears (6)
3. fancy suit (6)
4. summertime drink (8)
5. eighth month (6)
6. changing houses (6)
7. rich person (11)

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The Mini Page® © 2020 Andrews McMeel Syndication

You’ll need:
• 1 pound ground turkey
• salt and ground black pepper
• 1 tablespoon canola oil
• 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

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Sweet ’n’ Sour Turkey Meatballs

* You’ll need an adult’s help with this recipe.

Cook’s Corner

The results of our
decennial censuses show us how many
more people are living in our country
than once were. But all those extra
people are using the same amount of
water on the planet that we had 100
years ago! Turn off water faucets when
you brush your teeth or wash dishes.
Ask your parents to install low-flow
faucets and toilets. Help fix leaking
faucets. All these simple steps will help
just one family save thousands of gallons
of water each year.
adapted from epa.gov

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