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Final Alabama census mail participation at 70 percent

Press Release

MONTGOMERY, AL. Alabama has finished the first half of the 2010 Census in good shape, with a mail participation rate of 70 percent.

            The state scored 66 percent in 2000.

            A total of 53 Alabama counties exceeded their mail participation rates from 2000, and one county met its previous rate. The mail participation rate is the percentage of forms mailed back by households that received them.

            "By taking a few minutes to fill out and mail back the 2010 Census, Alabama's residents have broken their previous participation record by a significant amount," Gov. Bob Riley said. "When the census worker comes to your door, please participate in this important civic duty if you have not already been counted. Alabama will not receive the representation and resources it deserves unless everyone is counted."

            Census population data are used to determine representation in Congress and the state legislature, for planning and economic development and to allocate over $400 billion in federal formula grants every year. The grants help fund community services and infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, roads and bridges.     

             U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said Wednesday that approximately 600,000 census workers would be hitting the streets Saturday for follow-up enumeration. They will be going door-to-door to speak with residents who did not return their questionnaires by mail.

            Alabama's final mail participation rates by county are:

  • Autauga County
    • 2010: 76%       2000: 73%
  • Baldwin County
    • 2010: 71%       2000: 67%
  • Barbour County
    • 2010: 61%       2000: 59%
  • Bibb County
    • 2010: 57%       2000: 53%
  • Blount County
    • 2010: 78%       2000: 62%
  • Bullock County
    • 2010: 33%       2000: 49%
  • Butler County
    • 2010: 55%       2000: 61%
  • Calhoun County
    • 2010: 73%       2000: 66%
  • Chambers County
    • 2010: 72%       2000: 65%
  • Cherokee County
    • 2010: 54%       2000: 50%
  • Chilton County
    • 2010: 70%       2000: 61%
  • Choctaw County
    • 2010: 55%       2000: 54%
  • Clarke County
    • 2010: 55%       2000: 54%
  • Clay County
    • 2010: 68%       2000: 59%
  • Cleburne County
    • 2010: 65%       2000: 60%
  • Coffee County
    • 2010: 69%       2000: 66%
  • Colbert County
    • 2010: 73%       2000: 69%
  • Conecuh County
    • 2010: 52%       2000: 49%
  • Coosa County
    • 2010: 46%       2000: 45%
  • Covington County
    • 2010: 63%       2000: 61%
  • Crenshaw County
    • 2010: 64%       2000: 60%
  • Cullman County
    • 2010: 74%       2000: 67%
  • Dale County
    • 2010: 59%       2000: 61%
  • Dallas County
    • 2010: 62%       2000: 56%
  • DeKalb County
    • 2010: 68%       2000: 64%
  • Elmore County
    • 2010: 76%       2000: 67%
  • Escambia County
    • 2010: 68%       2000: 58%
  • Etowah County
    • 2010: 74%       2000: 72%
  • Fayette County
    • 2010: 77%       2000: 61%
  • Franklin County
    • 2010: 70%       2000: 63%
  • Geneva County
    • 2010: 72%       2000: 61%
  • Greene County
    • 2010: 41%       2000: 46%
  • Hale County
    • 2010: 53%       2000: 41%
  • Henry County
    • 2010: 58%       2000: 56%
  • Houston County
    • 2010: 71%       2000: 66%
  • Jackson County
    • 2010: 73%       2000: 63%
  • Jefferson County
    • 2010: 72%       2000: 70%
  • Lamar County
    • 2010: 78%       2000: 65%
  • Lauderdale County
    • 2010: 72%       2000: 72%
  • Lawrence County
    • 2010: 74%       2000: 63%
  • Lee County
    • 2010: 69%       2000: 66%
  • Limestone County
    • 2010: 75%       2000: 76%
  • Lowndes County
    • 2010: 45%       2000: 47%
  • Macon County
    • 2010: 63%       2000: 52%
  • Madison County
    • 2010: 74%       2000: 76%
  • Marengo County
    • 2010: 61%       2000: 54%
  • Marion County
    • 2010: 72%       2000: 64%
  • Marshall County
    • 2010: 72%       2000: 70%
  • Mobile County
    • 2010: 69%       2000: 68%
  • Monroe County
    • 2010: 54%       2000: 52%
  • Montgomery County
    • 2010: 71%       2000: 69%
  • Morgan County
    • 2010: 73%       2000: 75%
  • Perry County
    • 2010: 40%       2000: 46%
  • Pickens County
    • 2010: 56%       2000: 60%
  • Pike County
    • 2010: 57%       2000: 56%
  • Randolph County
    • 2010: 63%       2000: 59%
  • Russell County
    • 2010: 66%       2000: 61%
  • Shelby County
    • 2010: 77%       2000: 71%
  • St. Clair County
    • 2010: 69%       2000: 59%
  • Sumter County
    • 2010: 46%       2000: 53%
  • Talladega County
    • 2010: 69%       2000: 60%
  • Tallapoosa County
    • 2010: 65%       2000: 58%
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • 2010: 71%       2000: 64%
  • Walker County
    • 2010: 69%       2000: 57%
  • Washington County
    • 2010: 51%       2000: 54%
  • Wilcox County
    • 2010: 46%       2000: 40%
  • Winston County
    • 2010: 56%       2000: 57%

 

 Source: Alabama Government

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