Contact: Decennial Media Relations
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.
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.