Mayor Francis G. Slay was joined today by US Representative Lacy Clay and US Representative Russ Carnahan at the historic Old Courthouse for the official kickoff of the 2010 Census. The Census forms will arrive in homes in March, making it essential that St. Louis residents are aware of the forms and prepared to fill them out as soon as they arrive. The City of St. Louis and the Census Bureau are working diligently to make sure that every St. Louisan knows the importance of the Census. In the 2010 Census, everyone counts.
"Getting an accurate count for the Census is critically important. We stand to lose $1300 for each person living in the City who is not counted in the Census,