Linton's Census participation below State, National rates

According to the U.S. Census website, the participation rate for Stockton Township (the area in which Linton falls) is currently 69%. This is below the Indiana State average of 78% and the National average of 72%.

For those of you following Mayor Tom Jones' Linton vs. Bedford return rate challenge, Bedford is currently at 75% participation.

Census data is important because it helps decide how $300 billion per year in federal and state funding is spent in communities across the U.S.