Subject: Windham Town: Census Response Update


I wanted to give you an update on Census Response Rates as of April 1.

National: 36.2%
Vermont: 29.4%

Windham: 21.4%

As you can see, response rates in Vermont, and in particular, our area, are lagging behind the nation. In some cases, this is because the door-to-door delivery of forms in areas lacking postal delivery has been suspended due to the current health crisis. I would like to strongly urge you to send the following information out, any way you can, to Town residents, via email lists, Front Porch Forums, newsletters – essentially, ANY mechanism you may have to reach people!  Simply cut and paste the below information.

Thank you for all that you can do!

The Decennial US Census has started; Response Lagging in our town!

On March 12, the online portal and the telephone bank at US Census opened for response. To date, millions of households have already responded to this critical questionnaire, which will determine how 675 billion dollars each year is allocated to the states.  As of April 1, response rates are as follows:

National:  36.2%

Vermont: 29.4%
 Windham: 21.4%

As you can see, Vermonters are responding at lower rates than the nationResidents should not wait to receive a form.   In fact, you can respond from the comfort of your home without ever interacting with a census taker!

You have two options: 1) First, you can go online at and complete your Census quickly and securely.  2) Or, if you prefer not to use the internet, you can call, toll-free, 1- 844-330-2020, and speak with a live person who will take your information entirely over the phone.  There are only nine questions on all census questionnaires, so this will take you no more than 10 minutes!

Meals on Wheels, Medicare, school funding, transportation planning, and first responders all rely on the numbers that the Census produces.  Make sure our area is counted, completely and accurately, by being proactive and responding TODAY!

Thomas T Simmons, Partnership Specialist

Windham/Windsor Counties VT

Sullivan County NH

U.S. Census Bureau

(802) 491- 7856

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