“The percentage of households that have mailed back their Census forms could top the 2000 response rate — a major accomplishment in the face of growing suspicion of government, swelling population and increased diversity. The participation rate hit 71% Tuesday, just one point below the 2000 Census rate.” -- USA TODAY, Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Census folks add:
America can be very proud of its participation in the 2010 Census. 71% is not the final mailback participation rate. The participation by more than 7 in 10 households will help save money and make the upcoming door-to-door count easier to complete.
You can continue to check the participation for the nation, your state and community.
Please read the Director’s Blog thanking 2010 Census partners for their support.