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Census forms from Oklahoma coming in better than expected, director says

Census forms from Oklahoma coming in better than expected, director says

During a stop in Oklahoma City, the head of the U.S. Census Bureau says work is about 90 percent complete. Population figures, which will determine the size of each state's congressional delegation, will be presented to the president in December.

NewsOK
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT
Published: June 13, 2010

Census forms from across the country are being returned at a clip about 10 percent higher than expected, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau said Saturday during a stop in Oklahoma City.

Robert Groves said the return rate for the 2010 census is 72 percent, or the same rate as the census 10 years ago.

Survey response rates across the country generally have been declining about 1 to 2 percent a year, he said. As a result, census officials were shooting for a census return rate of about 63 percent.

More residents are harder to find and some, especially those who live in urban areas, those who have a lower level of education, or have little spare time, don't take the time to respond to surveys, Groves said... FULL ARTICLE



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