Results from the first phase of the 2010 Census are in and Harris County has already gone above and beyond what it achieved 10 years ago.
During a national press conference Wednesday afternoon, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said that seven of the 10 most populous counties in the U.S. have surpassed their 2000 participation rates, Harris County included.
To date, Harris County’s Census participation rate stands at 69 percent, equal to the participation rate of the state and trailing just behind the national average of 72 percent. Harris County’s participation rate in 2000 was 67 percent.
Due in large part to its extensive community involvement and the engagement of many community leaders to become local Census liaisons, Harris County has been at the forefront of encouraging residents to help achieve a complete count.
As the next phase of door-to-door visits kicks off May 1, residents who have not yet been counted are urged to answer the knock at their door and provide Census workers with vital information that will help shape the county’s future.
For more information, visit www.PowerInNumbersHarrisCounty.com.