April 16 marked the deadline for returning the 2010 Census questionnaires.
The Census Bureau advised last week that households which returned their forms after April 16 would likely be visited by census workers beginning May 1 as they go door to door to collect census responses.
Census takers will visit a household up to six times, each time leaving a door hanger featuring a phone number. Residents can call the number on the hanger to schedule a visit and be counted.
Last Friday, U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said, “Residents who fail to mail back their forms today should be prepared to get a knock on their doors in May and July.”
Nationwide, approximately 68 percent of households have mailed back their census forms. In 2000, the mail participation rate was 72 percent.