African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Re: A clarification
In Response To: 2010 Census...& "Race" ()
Note---the records from the Federal Census are sealed from PUBLIC INSPECTION for 72 years.
HOWEVER---census data collected is put to use by the Federal Government in less than 1 year after the census data becomes allocated to targeted communities based on that census.
Funds sent to various communities are based on census data collected in the most recent census. So this next decade will receive funding based on the data collected with THIS YEAR'S census.
In other words---there is no 72 year wait for revenue allocation---the 72 year wait is only for members of the general population to see the images!
The 1940 census records will be available for public inspection in 2012.
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