Delaware County's Final Mail Participation Rate is Highest among Ohio Counties over 100,000 Population
The Census Bureau released the final Mail Participation rates for the nation on April 28th. According to the final figures, Delaware County's final Mail Participation Rate of 83% ranked the highest among Ohio counties with population over 100,000. See maps of Participation Rates for every jurisdiction and Census Tract within the county.
Census Tracts with lowest Participation Rates were identified
Census Tracts with lowest Participation Rates were identified on the week of April 12th and all churches within those tracts were contacted and encouraged to speak to their congregations regarding filling out the forms and mailing them out. See maps of the census tracts with the lowest participation rates here.
Census 2000/2010 Mail Participation Rates
Census Bureau's new mapping application reveals Mail Participation Rates for the Nation.
Take 10 Map (Census 2000/2010 Mail Participation Rates)
Response Rates in Delaware County
Because Census data affect so many areas, it is vital that we have the most accurate count possible in Delaware County. A higher response rate indicates a more accurate count of the population. Analyzing the response rates from Census 2000, in addition to hard to count areas helps us know where to focus efforts for the 2010 Census.
Delaware County Census 2000 Response Rates by Township
Delaware County Hard to Count Areas
Certain individuals are harder to count and consequently at higher risk of being overlooked in the census. Those most at risk of being undercounted include young children, the elderly, minorities, recent immigrants, migrant workers, the homeless, renters, and persons living in large households.
Twelve variables are used to produce the HTC scores; the scores can range from 0 to 132. The comparative standing of areas provides an indicator of the likely degree of difficulty in enumeration. Areas with the highest scores (e.g., over 70) are likely to be the areas with relatively high nonreturn rates and undercount rates while areas with the lowest scores are likely to be areas with low rates.
Link to a Nationwide Interactive Map for Hard-To-Count areas
Delaware County's Hard to Count Areas Map by Census Block Group