Thursday, April 29, 2010

Current Northwest Missouri Census Participation Rates

The Census Bureau says 72 percent of Missouri households have mailed in their 10-question forms. That’s right on the national average but down two percentage points from ten years ago. The 28 percent of Missouri households that still have not mailed in their forms can expect census takers to be knocking on their doors in the next few weeks.
To date in northwest Missouri, our counties are trending close to the state average, although Worth and Holt seem to be a bit behind.  The return rate numbers as of April 29:
  • Atchison County: 73%
  • Gentry County: 74%
  • Holt County: 62%
  • Nodaway County: 74%
  • Worth County: 61%
Cities and counties rely on Census data for many different things, including grant funding, infrastructure development, and growth planning. Encourage your friends and neighbors to return their Census 2010 forms today!

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