Burien to take census of North Highline

Count is in addition to federal census

The effective date for North Highline residents to become City of Burien residents is April 1. Residents of the southern section of North Highline voted on Aug. 18, 2009, to annex to the city.

As part of the annexation process, the city is required to conduct a special census of all housing units. A census worker wearing a fluorescent vest and a City of Burien identification badge between March 12 and April 25 will visit households in the annexation area. The only information required in this census is the names of all individuals residing in a household. Annexation residents may also provide this census information directly, at any time after March 12th, by calling the Burien Census Hotline at 1-800-635-6594. The Census Hotline is available 24 hours a day. Any information provided will be held confidential. Cooperating with this special annexation census ensures that Burien receives a full share of state funds allotted for essential public services.

This special annexation census is in addition to the U.S. Census conducted by the federal Census Bureau later this spring in which residents will receive a 10-question census form in the mail. More information about the federal census is available at http://2010.census.gov.

Residents should be aware that neither census will require them to provide their social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account information or pay any fees. Residents should not provide such details to anyone who claims to be a census worker and asks for this kind of information. Legitimate census workers will have identification badges with a phone number that residents can call if they would like to verify their identities. Residents may contact the city at 206-241-4647 with questions or concerns

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