Stillwater’s 2010 Census counts on OSU students

BY SUSAN SIMPSON Modified: March 15, 2010 at 4:19 am •  Published: March 15, 2010
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Student leaders are visiting residence halls, student organizations and Greek houses to urge compliance. A census help desk is planned in the OSU Student Union.

Senior Leah Roper tells fellow students that the form is only 10 questions and takes just 10 minutes. They should fill it out because it will help future students most.

"Even though we are transitory, someone will take our place when we are gone,” she said. "We are a small town now, but hitting 50,000 would put us on a different list.”

Patty Evans, special projects planner for the city of Stillwater, said reaching 50,000 population would be a milestone.

"We have been undercounted historically because of students not knowing they should be counted here in Stillwater,” she said.