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Census efforts nearing an end in Eagle County

Contact: Kris Valdez, Long Range Planner, 970-328-8752 or

The door-to-door follow up phase of Census enumeration efforts will officially conclude across the nation on July 10, to be followed by several quality assurance efforts. Residents should expect to see Census workers in and around the community until Sept. 3; Eagle County would like to remind citizens of a few important messages during the last phases of operation.

Currently, the Census is in its non-response follow-up phase, which entails employees visiting households that did not return their forms or filled out their forms incorrectly or incompletely. Census takers may visit each address and try to telephone up to three times. Kris Valdez, Census Liaison and Long Range Planner for Eagle County, encourages people to comply with the Census, so an accurate snapshot of Eagle County can be captured.

“It is very important to cooperate with the Census process because it directly impacts our ability to obtain state and federal funds for the next ten years,” said Valdez. “Eagle County has done a great job thus far working with the Census, and I’m positive we can continue the amazing effort during this final phase.”

While enumeration operations will come to an end next month, official Census data won’t be available for several months. Population counts will be delivered to the President of the United States on or before Dec. 31, as required by law. This report will show the population counts by state and the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives apportioned to each state. The law also requires these data be delivered to each state no later than April 1, 2011, which is when Eagle County will receive updated information. Other data such as demographic profiles, summary files of aggregated data and reports will be released on ongoing basis from April 2011 through September 2013.

According to the Census Bureau, all operations are on-time and under budget. In Eagle County, the mail participation rate is 40 percent, due largely to the substantial second home base and transient community. Nationally, the total mail participation rate is 72 percent. Final rates will be posted in the fall and will include all completed forms gathered through the non-response follow-up phase. For more information, visit