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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2000

Commerce Secretary and Census Bureau Director to Announce Final Response Rates for Census 2000

**CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY**

Secretary of Commerce Norman Mineta and Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt will announce the release of Census 2000 final response rates for the nation, counties, cities and census tracts at a news briefing on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the National Press Club.

The final rates update the initial response rates posted on the Internet last April. They show how many housing units returned a census questionnaire by mail, phone, Internet or via a "Be Counted" form obtained at a community center.

Date:
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Time:
10:30 a.m. EDT
Place:
National Press Club - First Amendment Room
529 14th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C.

A live webcast of the briefing will be carried on the Census Bureau's Web site <http://www.census.gov>. Viewing the webcast requires RealPlayer™ software, which can be downloaded for free at <http://www.real.com/player/>.

Reporters may attend the briefing in person or participate via telephone conference call. To take part by phone, call 1-888-747-3526 or 703-871-3096 any time after 10:20 a.m. EDT.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014