This year’s simple census form is complete but still sitting in my kitchen, waiting to be carried to the mailbox. Hardin County’s 73 percent initial return rate, which is above the state average, does not include my household.
It will get there. I believe in the value of the census. The shape of our legislative bodies is apportioned based on the results of this head count. It’s a vital element in many government appropriation decisions, which often are based on population.