Apr 12, 2010 2:18 PM
Colorado Springs reached a 68 percent participation rate on April 9, surpassing the State of Colorado which had a percentage rate of 64 percent. This response also puts it ahead of the national participation rate for that day of 65 percent. Pueblo also reached 65 percent.
The Census Bureau is advising residents that it is not too late to return Census forms and boost their community's participation rates. Forms that are mailed before April 16th will greatly decrease the likelihood of a Census Employee being sent to a residence. If a resident has not received their form by today, April 12, they should call 1-866-872-6868 to receive a replacement questionnaire.
The Mail Participation Rate is the percentage of forms mailed back by households that received them. The rate excludes households whose forms were returned to us by the U.S. Postal Service as "undeliverable," strongly suggesting the house was vacant. We will still follow up on all these housing units to ensure everyone is counted.
Mail participation rates are tracked daily and available to the public on the Census' Website.