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College students important part of census

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The Census Bureau stresses it is important for everyone to complete this year's census. This includes college students.

The agency wants to know who is here April 1. Students will fill out the form for Lubbock, even though they may not be from the area.

A kick-off event Thursday started the three-month lead-up to the constitutionally mandated survey. The county reports each resident counted is worth $150,000 a year in federal funding. 

"Lubbock is a community that supports Texas Tech, LCU, and in supporting you, we provide resources for you -- your roads, your clinics, your libraries," said Victoria Whitehead, vice chair of the Complete Count LBK Committee. "So answering the Census is is kind of a 'thank you' back to the community, because you count here, and we want to provide those resources for you."

The surveys will be mailed beginning in March. Census day is April 1.

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