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The Census Bureau encourages everyone to “Take 10” — that is to take 10 minutes to answer the 10 questions on the census form. The mail participation rate for the nation in 2000 was 72 percent. For every 1 percent increase in the national participation rate by mail, the Census Bureau can save taxpayers $85 million by not having to send census takers door to door to households that failed to return the census form. If every household mailed back its 2010 Census form, the cost of taking the census would be reduced by $1.5 billion.
The “Take 10” map, which includes the 2000 Census mail participation rates as a benchmark for which communities are encouraged to exceed, will also feature an easy-to-embed local rate tracker (widget) that local community officials, businesses and media can add to their Web sites to encourage residents to participate in the census.
Download the “Take 10” Rate Tracker to embed on your Web site and the toolkit with templates and suggestions for implementing the “Take 10” challenge locally. Check out your community's 2010 Census mail participation rate and compare it to 2000 at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/take10map/.
Members of the media may also participate by telephone. (Please dial-in early to allow time for the operator to place you in the call.)
Dial-in number: 1-800-619-4415
Passcode: 2010 CENSUS