March 31, 2010

Recent Reading on the 2010 Census

The Census Bureau’s national map and statistics showing detailed daily participation rates in the 2010 Census is being picked up by journalists around the country in various ways.

USA Today used the data to construct its own look-up tool for participation rates. Here is another interactive map on AOL news, with a story summarizing national rate patterns.

The Houston Chronicle used the Census Bureau’s participation data to drill down to the neighborhood level, and concluded that homeowners in older parts of town are more likely to return their 2010 Census forms than renters in newer areas. One Michigan county has a low participation rate, but that can explained by its high share of vacation homes, according to story on Michigan Radio, the NPR affiliate in the state.