South Euclid 76% ties Ohio - better
than 2000, the county and national - see * below
Below is from the census directly:
Census 2010 Census Participation
72 percent of households participated in the 2010 Census by mail
-- the same rate achieved in Census 2000. Now census takers
begin the task of going door-to-door to obtain census responses
in person. Open your door to the census taker -- we can't move
forward until you give your answers back!
Displayed data as of: Tuesday,
April 27, 2010 *
* The rates displayed are the
rates achieved by Tuesday, April 27, 2010, prior to the cut-off for
door-to-door non response follow-up operations. Final rates will be
posted in the fall and will include late mail returns.
National Participation Rate: 72%
South Euclid city Participation
The 2010 US Census is coming in mid-March and The City of South Euclid residents
need to be counted. This will ensure our community will receive its fair share
of dollars for services that benefit all of us. For every resident not counted
in the 2010 Census, our community will lose $1,200 per year in funds for critical
services during the next 10 years (1). These are vital services for our children,
seniors, families, and others.
When you receive the short Census questionnaire in the mail, you are
encouraged to promptly complete and return the form to fulfill your
responsibility. This is the best way to save taxpayer costs associated with
follow- up by Census representatives. According to the US Census Bureau,
about $85 million is saved for every one percentage point increase in the number
of forms returned by mail or about $60-$70 per census form returned by mail.
If you should not receive a questionnaire or require assistance completing
you may call 1-866-872-6868.
Your cooperation will help our City to be a leader in response rate and
accuracy as tracked by the US Census Bureau.
Thank you for your support.
Chairman, South Euclid
Complete Count Committee
(1) Estimated by the City of Cleveland. Funds allocation for South Euclid
What is the Census?
The 2010 Census is a count of everyone
living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census
data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to distribute more
than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each
year and to make decisions about what community services to provide. The 2010
Census questionnaire will be one of the shortest in history and consists of 10
questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws
protect the confidentiality of respondents and the information they provide.
Why is the Census Important?
Census data is used to distribute
Congressional seats to states. Census data is used to make decisions about what
community services to provide in particular areas.
Census data are used to distribute $400 billion in federal
funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.