Group praises Indianapolis’ Census form return rate

A group working to get Indianapolis residents to return their U.S. Census forms says its efforts are paying off.

The Indianapolis Complete Count Committee says 19 percent of forms distributed in the city have been returned since they
went out last week. Only Baltimore, with 20 percent, had a higher rate of return among the top 25 U.S. cities.

The committee is trying to prevent undercounting by the Census Bureau in the city. According to a Pricewaterhouse Coopers
report, Indiana was undercounted by 47,000 residents in 2000, costing the state $227 million in federal funds for which it
qualified.

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