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Census 2010: Door Knocking
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 7:25 PM

 

Minneapolis surpasses 2000 census participation rate 
As of Wednesday, April 28, the last day the Census Bureau released participation rates, 76 percent of occupied Minneapolis households have returned their Census form, surpassing the 2000 participation rate of 68 percent. This rate is also the highest in the country among cities over 300,000. This success can be attributed to the hard work of the Minneapolis Complete Count Committee and its many partners.

 

Snapshot of 2010 Census Participation Rates

Final participation rate prior to non-response follow-up

Tuesday, May 4, 2010  8 a.m.

 

2010 Census

Participation Rate

2000 Census

Final participation rate

(for comparison)

Minneapolis

76%

68%

St. Paul

77%

75%

Hennepin County

81%

78%

Minnesota

80%

78%

US

72%

72%

 

Open your doors to census takers

On May 1st, census takers began going door-to-door to roughly 25 percent of households in Minneapolis. A census take may visit your home if:

·         You did not mail back a census form

·         You returned an incomplete census form

·         You mailed back your form after April 16

·         You filled out a “Be Counted” form or responded over the phone

·         A census form was not mailed to your house.

 

If a census taker knocks on your door, please answer and respond accordingly. A census taker is a person from your community who is hired by the Census Bureau to make sure that your neighborhood gets represented as accurately as possible. The census taker’s primary responsibility is to collect census information from residences that have not sent back their 2010 Census form. The census taker will ONLY ask the questions that appear on the census form. Your answers to these questions are 100 percent confidential. Learn more about your Census Taker.

 

By answering the census you are standing up for your community's needs and helping to ensure that you receive your fair share of federal funding and political representation. That's why opening your door to census takers is so important.

 

English:      Have you been counted? If you haven’t mailed back your Census form, Census takers will be visiting your home beginning May 1st to count you in person! It’s important you open your door to be counted for your family and community. Your answers cannot be shared with anyone. For questions or to be counted over the phone, call: 1-866-872-6868.

 

Español:      ¿Ha sido contado? ¡Si no ha llenado su formulario del Censo, trabajadores del Censo lo visitarán en su casa empezando el 1 de mayo para hacer el conteo en persona! Es importante que usted abra la puerta para ser contado, hágalo por su familia y comunidad. Sus respuestas son protegidas y no pueden ser compartidos con nadie. Para preguntas o para ser contado por teléfono, llame al 1-866-928-2010.

 

Soomaali:      Ma ka qayb qaadatay tirakoobka? Haddii aadan dib udirin warqada tirakoobka, shaqaale ka tirsan wakaalada tirakoobka ayaa guriigaga iman doona laga bilaabo bisha May 1deeda! Waa muhiim inaad albaabka furtid si loo helo tirada qoyskaaga iyo tirada bulshadaba. Arintani waqti gaaban bay qaadan. Wixii su’aal ah, wac Somali Action Alliance: 612-455-2185.