Starting now, the Census Bureau will need to print more than 1.5 million documents every day to get ready to send out over 120 million questionnaires in mid-March to households across America.
The printing kickoff highlights some new changes made in the Census form production process this time around.
- For the first time, more than 13 million questionnaires will be bilingual in English and Spanish, in an effort to improve mail-back rates by targeting areas with a high density of Spanish speakers.
- This year, Census forms are more environmentally green than ever. They'll use percent less ink than Census 2000, and will be printing on 30 percent recycled paper. Read the press release from the Census Bureau.