MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County residents can save taxpayer dollars by responding quickly to Census 2000 surveys next year, said Katherine H. Shiflet of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Starting the second week of March, census surveys will be mailed to city residents and Census Bureau employees will go door-to-door in rural areas, said Shiflet, who addressed both the Berkeley County Commission and Martinsburg City Council Thursday.
Residents are asked to fill in and mail the surveys as soon as possible, she said.
After four to five weeks, Census Bureau employees will go door-to-door in cities to get surveys from people who didn't mail them, she said.
The more people who mail in the questionnaires quickly, the fewer people who will have to be hired to go door-to-door, Shiflet said.