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Posted at 4:20 PM ET, 04/27/2010

Georgetown Census participation good, not great

By Washington Post editors
LOCAL BLOG NETWORK

GM was tipped by DCist today to check out the Census participation for Georgetown. You can look up on the Census Web site and find out how good each census tract is about answering those 10 questions.

Georgetown’s response rate is already better than it was 10 years ago, but it’s still lagging behind the national average.

Here are the stats:

East Georgetown:2008: 68%; 2010 YTD: 70%
West Georgetown: 2008: 62%; 2010 YTD: 67%
Georgetown University: 2008: 84%; 2010 YTD: 75%
DC Average: 2008: 66%; 2010 YTD: 68%
US Average: 2008: 72%; 2010 YTD: 72%

As you can see, the East Village’s participation is up by 2%, while the West Village is up by 5% (but they’re still three percent behind the East Village). The university puts the neighbors to shame, with 75% so far (which is well below their 84% from 2000). It’s not clear, though, who is considered a resident of Georgetown University.

[Visit Topher Mathews's blog, The Georgetown Metropolitan, to read more.]

Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Washington Post editors  | April 27, 2010; 4:20 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, housing  
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