Make Your Community Count - Complete the Census

April 20,2010

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.

Barrow 69%
Bartow 71%
Butts 69%
Carroll 68%
Cherokee 74%
City of Atlanta 61%
Clayton 61%
Cobb 69%
Coweta 73%
Douglas 68%
DeKalb 65%
Fayette 77%
Forsyth 72%
Fulton 64%
Gwinnett 67%
Hall 71%
Henry 71%
Morgan 71%
Newton 69%
Paulding 71%
Pickens 74%
Rockdale 67%
Spalding 70%
Walton 71%

Atlanta city and Metro Atlanta neighborhood returns

Bedford Pines 63%
Ben Hill 63%
Buckhead 68%
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