Nest year's US Census will take place on April 1. Thousands of Ohioans who routinely flee the cold, Ohio weather each winter are expected to be in warmer locales at that time. That's why the Ohio Department of Aging's Karla Warren is trying to get the word out to so called snowbirds. She says Ohioans who spend winters in Florida should make sure they identify Ohio as their permanent residence, even if they happen to be in Florida at the time. Warren says a lot depends on Ohioans identifying themselves correctly.
Warren says it's likely Ohioans will receive census forms in both states. She says people who identify themselves as Ohioans for tax purposes should also identify themselves as buckeyes for the census count.