My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

Official Census Bureau “Participation Rate” Stats/Trends/Data Available Here

Check out this slideshow depicting recent data/trends that was shown at yesterday’s Census Bureau press conference (transcript of the press conference coming here ASAP).

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One Response to “Official Census Bureau “Participation Rate” Stats/Trends/Data Available Here”

  1. GS-X Says:

    The missing Census 2000 daily mailback rates data set has resurfaced at the Census Bureau.
    Or been remanufactured. Without further explanation from the Census Bureau,
    do not believe the plot that purports to compare 2010 Census and Census 2000 mailback rates at

    There were no “participation rates” in Census 2000. The plot does not tell us if the 2000 rates are mail response rates or some kind of adjusted mail return rates.