(WOIO) - Today is the last day for Cleveland households to mail in their 2010 Census form.
Households in Cleveland that fail to mail back their form on Friday will likely be visited by a census taker starting in May. Currently, Cleveland is lagging in their returns - only 56% of households have returned their Census form. The current mail participation rate for the nation is 68%.
For every 1% increase in the national participation rate by mail, the Census Bureau saves taxpayers $85 million by not having to send census takers door to door to households that failed to return the census form.
If every household mailed back its 2010 Census form, taxpayers could reduce the cost of taking the census and save $1.5 billion.
Learn more about the 2010 Census HERE.