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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bronx Beats Out Queens, Brooklyn in Census Participation

The Bronx significantly increased its participation in this year's Census, drawing praise from Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. who sent out a pat-on-the-back press release about the encouraging numbers this afternoon.

In 2000, only 56 percent of residents participated in the Census. This year, 65 percent of Bronxites filled out their surveys.

While Manhattan (70%) and Staten Island (66%) did slightly better, the Boogie Down did better than Brooklyn (62%) and Queens (58%).

“The Bronx had a higher percent of participation during the 2010 census, which made me believe that many more residents understood that to be counted was a very important step toward obtaining funding and resources that are critical for the borough’s development,” Diaz said in the release.


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