THE CENSUS BUREAU REPORTS THAT SO FAR… "MAIL IN" PARTICIPATION IS RUNNING ABOUT 55-PERCENT IN WALKER AND CATOOSA COUNTIES.  CHATTOOGA COUNTY’S RESPONSE IS LOWER, AT AROUND 48 PERCENT.  

STATE-WIDE, ABOUT 45 PERCENT OF GEORGIA HOUSEHOLDS HAVE RETURNED THEIR CENSUS FORM.  APRIL 1 IS "CENSUS DAY"… AND THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MAILED THEIR CENSUS FORM WILL BEGIN TO RECEIVE A VISIT FROM CENSUS WORKERS – AT THEIR DOOR.  THIS YEAR’S FORM CONTAINS JUST TEN EASY QUESTIONS. 

IF YOU HAVEN’T MAILED THE FORM IN THE POST-PAID ENVELOPE, DO SO RIGHT AWAY.  CENSUS UNDER-COUNTS GREATLY AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF GRANTS AND OTHER FUNDING AVAILABLE TO EACH SCHOOL, CITY, COUNTY AND STATE.

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