Friday last day to mail back Census forms

Jonesboro, AR (KAIT)- Time is almost out to mail back your forms for the 2010 Census.

Census officials say all forms must be postmarked by Friday, April 16th.   If you don't mail your form in, officials say you'll likely get a visit by a door-to-door Census taker sometime between May 1 and July.  If 100% of households mailed back their forms, taxpayers would save $1.5 billion.

      The 2010 Census National Participation Rate is currently at 68%.  It is a higher number than the Mail Response Rate from last decade, according to the Census Bureau but it is a better measure of actual participation and therefore an easier goal to achieve when residents mail back their forms.   Check out your community's Participation Rate.

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