Thursday, April 22, 2010

Georgia Matches Its 2000 Census Mail Participation Rates

/PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest 2010 Census mail participation rates released today, the state of Georgia has now matched the rate it had achieved during the 2000 Census - 69 percent. Georgia is one of 19 states, in addition to Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, that have met or surpassed their rates from the 2000 Census.

The Census Bureau will continue to post updates to the participation rate throughout the week as the last of the mailed-back forms are processed. After Friday, April 23, no rate updates will be posted until the final mail participation rate is calculated and announced at a news conference during the week of April 26.

The complete list of states that have reached this milestone follows:

-- Alabama
-- Delaware
-- Georgia
-- Florida
-- Hawaii
-- Illinois
-- Indiana
-- Kentucky
-- Maine
-- Minnesota
-- New York
-- North Carolina
-- Rhode Island
-- South Carolina
-- Tennessee
-- Utah
-- Vermont
-- Virginia
-- Washington

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