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Census takers coming to your front doors

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Census takers are making their rounds going to homes who need to submit their form.

           Gloria Strode, with the U.S. Census Bureau, says it will be quick and easier than filling out a credit card application, "open the door, provide the answers and it's going to take you less than ten minutes," she says.

            Strode says there are major benefits for filling out the forms.

           They help determine how much money your community will receive from the government and it could even help you get a job. Strode says KIA used the census when they came to the area, "when corporations get ready to come into your community they look at the census data. Companies like KIA they would go look to see what kind they could get in terms of people. Being right there at West Point they could capture talent from Alabama as well as Georgia."

          An average of 72 percent of Americans have filled out their forms, Georgia falls below average at 70 percent, Muscogee County even lower at 69.

          The non-response follow through will go on through July and the full report must be compiled and put on the president's desk by midnight of December 31st.

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