Five days left until census deadline

Just five days remain to mail back census forms in order to avoid a census worker on the doorstep.

Households have until April 16 to mail back the 2010 census forms. Personal visits to non-responding households begin May 1.

The Census Bureau saves about $85 million for every percentage point increase in the number of people who mail their forms back. The national mail back participation was at 65 percent today.

It costs the bureau $57 to follow up with a personal visit to a home where the person did not mail back the form.

If you did not receive a census form or have lost it, you can find an assistance center here.

Census contact numbers

Census Bureau Call Center general telephone line: (800) 923-8282

For questionnaire assistance:

English: (866) 872-6868

Chinese: (866) 935-2010

Korean: (866) 955-2010

Russian: (866) 965-2010

Spanish: (866) 928-2010

Vietnamese: (866) 945-2010

TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired): (866) 783-2010

Puerto Rico (in English): (866) 939-2010

Puerto Rico (in Spanish): (866) 929-2010