About Census in Georgia
Goal: Complete Count
Since 2000 Georgia's population has increased over 15-percent from about 8.2-million to an estimated 9.7-million people in 2008 (See map). During the decennial census the Census Bureau mails or hand-delivers the census form to residential addresses and asks us to complete and return them by mail (See form). During Census 2000 the average response rate in Georgia was 65-percent (See map). Our goal is to inspire all Georgia households to complete and return their 2010 Census form. We need a complete count.
Challenge: Hard to Count
A variety of factors influence initial census response rates. When households do not respond the Census Bureau mails out a replacement form. If there is still no response a Census Bureau employee hand delivers a replacement form, and returns again as needed. Considering the 67-percent national response rate in Census 2000, if 33-percent of households do not respond in 2010 then all the follow-up mailing and home visits could costs taxpayers an extra $3-billion to complete the count. The Census Bureau has analyzed in detail the factors influencing response rates and has assigned a 'Hard to Count' score to Georgia's 1,618 census tracts (See map).
Census Timeline- when Census activities are occurring in Georgia.
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Census 2010 Planning Maps
View interactive Web maps for Census 2010 planning