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N.C. Leads in Increased Census Participation

Jeremy Sprinkle
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Numbers up 8% over 2000 Census

North Carolina leads all other states in increased participation in the 2010 Census, up 8 percentage points over this time during the 2000 Census. Our state is also above the national average in total participation. As of April 27, 2010, almost three-quarters (74%) of all North Carolinians had mailed in their completed census form.

Said Governor Bev Perdue on North Carolina's strong showing thus far:

"North Carolina continues to be one of the fastest growing states in the country so counting every resident is critical to our future [...] I commend the North Carolina Complete Count Committee, local census committees, and volunteers from around the state in helping North Carolina improve our census participation rate.  We have had a great team effort between federal, state and local levels."

Counting continues with door to door effort

If you did not mail back your completed census form, you can expect a visit from a Census enumerator. The job of counting everyone in the United States every 10 years will be filled this time as in others by Census workers from your community. Open your doors to these folks, and let's make sure each person in our state is counted, so North Carolina gets the resources and representation we deserve.

For more information about North Carolina in the 2010 Census, visit