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Census Bureau Director Encourages D.C. Area Residents to Return Census Forms at Iconic Ben's Chili Bowl on National Census Day

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					U.S. CENSUS BUREAU NEWS

                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                            TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010

Public Information Office
CB10-CN.37
301-763-3691
e-mail: <pio.2010@census.gov>

                    ** CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY **

  Census Bureau Director Encourages D.C. Area Residents to Return
Census
          Forms at Iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl on National Census Day

What:    To commemorate National Census Day on April 1, Census Bureau
         Director Robert Groves will answer questions about the census
and
         encourage D.C. area residents to mail back their census forms
at
         iconic D.C. eatery Ben’s Chili Bowl on the historic U Street
         Corridor. Residents who have not yet mailed back their forms
can
         turn them in to the United States Postal Service mail carrier
on
         site from 8 to 9 a.m. WPGC (FM 95.5), a popular Washington
         urban-format radio station, will also be on-site to promote
the
         event and encourage residents to bring their census forms.


         As of today, the national mail back participation rate is 50
         percent. Washington, D.C., ranks slightly behind the national
         average, at 44 percent.


         The Census Bureau recently launched its “Take 10” program,
which
         features interactive maps showing 2010 Census mail
participation
         rates. Communities across the region can track the percentage
of
         households mailing in their census forms at
         http://2010census.gov/2010census/take10map. The data are
updated
         daily at 4 p.m.


When:    Thursday, April 1, 2010, 7 to 9 a.m. (remarks at 8 a.m.)


Who:     Robert Grove's, director, U.S. Census Bureau
         Shack Nd Pack, WPGC (FM 95.5), DC radio station

Where:   Ben’s Chili Bowl
                  1213 U Street NW
         Washington, DC 20009-4442
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Editor’s note: More information, electronic press kits, news releases,
fact sheets and multimedia are available on the Census Bureau’s online
news room at <2010census.gov>.

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