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U.S. Census Workers To Hit The Streets Starting In May

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‘Census #3’
courtesy of ‘Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie’

If you haven’t yet filled out your 2010 Census form, starting in May chances are you’ll be getting a friendly knock on the door from your local census worker. The U.S. Census staffer will be asking you the same questions that are on the census mail form with the hopes of upping the 69% DC’s current response rate.

The big question is, how do you know who is a legit census worker and who might be scamming you. Well, fortunately the good census folks have put together some fantastic informational videos, including what to expect/look for from a real census employee.

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DC Losing to Suburbs in the 2010 Census

Photo courtesy of
‘Census #1’
courtesy of ‘Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie’

If you couldn’t tell, we love the Census here at We Love DC.  Not only does it give us great data to bust myths with, it helps us figure out how much money we get back from the feds for community facilities and public services.  So we’re hoping that every household in DC stands up to be counted!

Our friends over at the 2010 Census created this neat little map that shows response rates for the Census so far, so you can see how your county/state compares to the current national response rate of 50%.  As of today, here’s the leader board by county:

1st Place (tie): Fairfax County VA and Montgomery County MD, 53%

2nd Place: Arlington County VA, 50%

3rd Place: City of Alexandria VA, 49%

4th Place: Prince George’s County MD, 45%

Last Place: District of Columbia, 44%

Come on District residents, coming in last place to the suburbs is just embarrassing.  So dig out your Census form from underneath your pile of mail, fill it out, and mail it back.