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Burlington 2014 Census to Feature Town Survey

Check out the additional questions, and the reason behind them, in the new Burlington census.

Burlington Police Department - Credit Rich Hosford
Burlington Police Department - Credit Rich Hosford

Burlington's 2014 census is ready and are being sent out to residents. 

According to a release from Town Clerk Amy Warfield, Massachusetts requires all cities and towns to conduct an annual census. 

You may have noticed some changes with the Burlington census. 

"This year we are doing a small survey as part of the census and hope you will take the time to complete it," the release states. 

Burlington has added five questions, according to Don Benjamin Assistant Planner these questions “will assist the Planning Department in making better decisions. The information gathered will also help Town staff decide on the best ways to get and keep in touch with residents as we launch the Master Plan process."

The annual census is used to maintain the voting rolls. Additionally it's used by the School Department, Recreation, Veterans, and Council on Aging to assist them in planning services for residents of the town. 

"I am glad we have been able to gather data to assist the Planning Department as part of this year's census," Warfield said. "This is another example that supports my goal of working collaboratively with other town departments. Also, as technology advances we wanted to know what types of devices our residents are using so that we can develop other services to better serve the community.”

The five questions are located in the upper right hand corner; they gather information about commuting methods/location and technology. If you have any questions about the census form please feel free to contact the Clerk's office at 781-270-1660.

Click here to check out the 2014 Burlington census

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