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Census participation numbers

Good news.

Seventy percent of Houston households returned their 2010 census forms by mail, up 6 percent from 10 years ago.

That could translate into millions of dollars in additional federal funding, according to city officials.

Bragging rights, too.

Just 68 percent of the forms sent to Dallas addresses were returned.

The numbers that really count — population totals, which determine everything from congressional seats to transportation funding – won’t be released until December, with additional information released over the next few years.

Nicely done. A statement from Mayor Parker, along with a comparison to how Houston did versus other big cities, is here.

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  1. Jeb says:

    The participation numbers are up across the board, which is great news.