3 Reasons New Yorkers Ignore the Census

Many New Yorkers who haven't returned their census forms fear that doing so could cost them their apartments.
April 22, 2010, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Less than 40% of New York City census tracts participated in the count.

Kelly Virella writes, "It turns out, a lot of us don't respond because we're dwelling in off-the-books housing, co-habiting with off-the-books people and/or engaged in off-the-books work. Because of these factors, even after the Census Bureau makes an effort through July to knock on every uncounted door in the city, participation in New York will likely remain below the national average."

Thanks to Nekoro Gomes

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Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in City Limits
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