Make Your Community Count - Complete the Census
Tuesday, April 20th 2010
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been working with Georgia’s Complete Count Committee, as well as other partners, to ensure Georgia receives the $10.7 billion expected in federal funding resulting from the US Census. To date, the response rate for Georgia is 66%, as compared to the national average of 69%. See 2010 Census Participation Rates across the nation.
Below are response rates for communities in The Community Foundation's 23-county region. While some remain higher than the state average, there are several key areas in which participation is a concern. We encourage nonprofits working in these areas to examine ways in which you can engage residents and encourage them to return their completed forms and/or answer the same set of questions should a Census worker visit their residence. Continue to emphasize that workers are only interested in responses to the questionnaires and that this confidential data by law can only be used for Census purposes.
You can play a key role in helping increase the count in Georgia. Thank you for all you do to help improve quality of life in the Greater Atlanta region.
City of Atlanta 61%
Atlanta city and Metro Atlanta neighborhood returns
Bedford Pines 63%
Ben Hill 63%
Camp Creek 63%
English Avenue 32%
Greenbriar Mall area 63%
Sandy Springs 68%
Thomasville Heights 50%
Vine City 45%
* Participation rates as of 4/19/10