A low response rate could have very serious consequences for our city, for each person who is not counted in the census, the city loses about $3,000 in federal aid every year, money that could be spent on services our communities all want and need. ~NYC mayor Mayor Bloomberg
Less than 50% of Brooklyn has filled out their census forms and that means the census will be knocking on their doors in May. Seems like the first thought for people has been “it’s gotta be those damn immigrants.” To be fair the surrounding boroughs didn’t fair that much better, only clocking in at less than 10% better fill out rate than Brooklyn.
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According to brooklyneagle.com
New York City has the highest percentage of “hard-to-count” residents of any city in the nation. The Census Bureau’s research has identified three main factors that make people hard to-count:
… Being economically disadvantaged;
… Being unattached or mobile, which includes renters and single men and women; and
… Living in high-density areas.