Census Workers Comin’ To Town

Didn’t send in your 2010 Census form?  Census workers are gonna come a knockin’.

From Decatur PD’s Juanchella Francis…

This email is sent to inform you that the U.S. Census Bureau will have census takers working in your jurisdiction as part of our Non-Response Follow Up operation.

For a period of 6 to 8 weeks, beginning on May 1, 2010, census takers will visit households that did not complete and return the census questionnaires that were to their residences. This Non-Response Follow-up operation will ensure that everyone in your jurisdiction is counted in the 2010 Census.

  • · Census takers are your neighbors (people from your community), hired by the Census Bureau, to go door-to-door and collect census information from residents who have not returned their 2010 Census forms.
  • · Census takers will contact residences up to 6 times, each time leaving a door hanger. The door hanger will have a phone number (404-239-2160) on it so that residents can call to schedule a visit and be counted.
  • · Census takers visiting households will have a black census bag as well as a 2 1/8” X 3 3/8” non-photo identification badge. (See attached)

One thought on “Census Workers Comin’ To Town”

  1. Remember when you got that letter from the Census saying they were going to send the form out a week later? And a week after they sent the form, they sent a followup letter.
    And so many people said this was a waste of money, remember?

    Well, turns out about 40 percent of DeKalb County didn’t pay any attention to that. And it’s much more expensive to send workers to followup than to get folks to mail them in.

    So, those seemingly idiotic letters may have saved oodles of money, if the cost of mailing was recouped by the savings in having to do follow-up surveys.


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