By Robert Haugh
Mission City residents are doing a good job responding to the census.
Our response rate is 66 percent.
The County response rate is about the same.
California’s response rate is 58 percent.
The national rate is 56 percent.
Here’s a website where you can look up the data for any part of the nation.
The City has been encouraging residents to participate. Here’s a plea from a press release:
“One of the things the census determines is how much money we receive from the federal government. These funds will help support our community in everything from medical care, access to food, senior services and more.”
The good news is that you can fill out a census form without leaving home or violating social distancing rules.
There are three ways to do it: