Census bureau says it's not too late to mail back 2010 census forms.
Utah's participation rate 61 percent-a point ahead of the nation's rate.
As elected officials and community leaders across the nation take part in activities to increase local participation in the 2010 Census, the Denver Regional Census Center announced that 61 percent of Utah households have mailed back their census forms. The Census Bureau will continue to accept 2010 Census questionnaires by mail through mid-April. Beginning May 1, census workers will begin going door to door to households that failed to mail back their forms, a massive operation that costs taxpayers an average of $57 per household versus the 44 cents it takes to get a response back by mail.
"The Census Bureau and I would like to thank everyone who has already taken 10 minutes to fill out and mail back the 2010 Census," Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said. "For those who have not yet had a chance to send it back, I'd like to reiterate that it's not too late to participate and doing so will