Census Worry: Whither Williamsburg?

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Fort Totten has stood up to be counted. Williamsburg has gone missing.

In an effort to bolster flagging participation in the 2010 Census, City Hall on Wednesday provided a neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of response rates as a part of a last-ditch campaign to get more New Yorkers to send in their forms.

Fewer than half (48 percent) of the Census forms mailed in New York City to date have been returned, well shy of the successfully challenged some of the survey-based population counts that the Census Bureau has made since 2000. Community organizations, schools, elected officials and neighborhood newspapers have all been enlisted in the city’s effort to spread the word about Census 2010. Residents can call 311 if they need getting or filling out their form.

Despite those efforts, the response so far is lagging the city’s performance 10 years ago, when it posted a 55 percent response rate (with wide disparity among neighborhood responses). But it’s unclear how the 2010 response to date compares to this point in the 2000 count.

According to the numbers released Wednesday, Ft. Totten-Bay Terrace-Clearview in Queens had the highest rate, 62.9 percent, followed by Manhattans’ Washington Heights North (62.5 percent). Williamsburg, Brooklyn posted a 31.3 percent rate, closely followed by Rugby, Brooklyn and Ozone Park in Queens at 33 percent each.

Below are the neighborhood response rates as released by City Hall:

Bronx: Allerton – Pelham Gardens 42.9
Bronx: Bedford Park – Fordham North 51.1
Bronx: Belmont 45.2
Bronx: Bronxdale 48.9
Bronx: Claremont-Bathgate 51.4
Bronx: Co-Op City 54.3
Bronx: Crotona Park East 52.0
Bronx: East Concourse-Concourse Village 51.7
Bronx: East Tremont 52.1
Bronx: Eastchester-Edenwald-Baychester 40.0
Bronx: Fordham South 50.0
Bronx: Highbridge 54.0
Bronx: Hunts Point 52.6
Bronx: Kingsbridge Heights 55.6
Bronx: Longwood 53.3
Bronx: Melrose South-Mott Haven North 55.9
Bronx: Morrisania-Melrose 52.1
Bronx: Mott Haven-Port Morris 54.0
Bronx: Mount Hope 49.6
Bronx: North Riverdale-Fieldston-Riverdale 57.5
Bronx: Norwood 49.3
Bronx: Parkchester 54.3
Bronx: Pelham Bay-Country Club-City Island 47.2
Bronx: Pelham Parkway 50.2
Bronx: Schuylerville-Throgs Neck-Edgewater Park 45.5
Bronx: Soundview-Bruckner 47.6
Bronx: Soundview-Castle Hill-Clason Point-Harding Point 52.3
Bronx: Spuyten Duyvil-Kingsbridge 57.5
Bronx: University Heights-Morris Heights 52.8
Bronx: Van Cortlandt Village 55.5
Bronx: Van Nest-Morris Park-Westchester Square 44.0
Bronx: West Concourse 55.1
Bronx: West Farms-Bronx River 47.1
Bronx: Westchester-Unionport 44.2
Bronx: Williamsbridge-Olinville 37.3
Bronx: Woodlawn-Wakefield 36.5
Brooklyn: Bath Beach 44.4
Brooklyn: Bay Ridge 48.8
Brooklyn: Bedford 33.8
Brooklyn: Bensonhurst East 42.7
Brooklyn: Bensonhurst West 43.2
Brooklyn: Borough Park 35.5
Brooklyn: Brighton Beach 43.0
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights-Cobble 59.3
Brooklyn: Brownsville 42.7
Brooklyn: Bushwick North 39.2
Brooklyn: Bushwick South 40.2
Brooklyn: Canarsie 34.1
Brooklyn: Carroll Gardens-Columbia-Red Hook 51.0
Brooklyn: Clinton Hill 42.2
Brooklyn: Crown Heights North 36.7
Brooklyn: Crown Heights South 39.7
Brooklyn: Cypress Hills – City Line 36.5
Brooklyn: Dumbo-Vinegar Hill-Downtown Brooklyn-Boerum Hill 51.5
Brooklyn: Dyker Heights 42.9
Brooklyn: East Flatbush-Farragut 34.9
Brooklyn: East New York (part A) 37.9
Brooklyn: East Williamsburg 48.4
Brooklyn: Erasmus 33.4
Brooklyn: Flatbush 41.1
Brooklyn: Flatlands 36.7
Brooklyn: Fort Greene 45.8
Brooklyn: Georgetown-Marine Park-Bergen Beach-Mill Basin 43.7
Brooklyn: Gravesend 48.1
Brooklyn: Greenpoint 40.9
Brooklyn: Homecrest 39.5
Brooklyn: Kensington-Ocean Parkway 45.3
Brooklyn: Madison 45.6
Brooklyn: Midwood 46.0
Brooklyn: North Side-South Side 42.9
Brooklyn: Ocean Hill 35.3
Brooklyn: Ocean Parkway South 40.0
Brooklyn: Park Slope – Gowanus 50.5
Brooklyn: Prospect Heights 50.7
Brooklyn: Prospect Lefferts Gardens-Wingate 39.3
Brooklyn: Rugby – Remsen Village 33.0
Brooklyn: Seagate-Coney Island 48.0
Brooklyn: Sheepshead Bay-Gerritsen Beach-Manhattan Beach 48.0
Brooklyn: Starrett City 59.0
Brooklyn: Stuyvesant Heights 33.6
Brooklyn: Sunset Park East 39.6
Brooklyn: Sunset Park West 45.4
Brooklyn: West Brighton 53.3
Brooklyn: Williamsburg 31.3
Brooklyn: Windsor Terrace 54.3
Manhattan: Battery Park City-Lower Manhattan 47.6
Manhattan: Central Harlem North-Polo Grounds 47.9
Manhattan: Central Harlem South 46.3
Manhattan: Chinatown 52.6
Manhattan: Clinton 53.3
Manhattan: East Harlem North 54.9
Manhattan: East Harlem South 55.2
Manhattan: East Village 50.7
Manhattan: Gramercy 54.3
Manhattan: Hamilton Heights 52.6
Manhattan: Hudson Yards-Chelsea-Flat Iron-Union Square 53.5
Manhattan: Lenox Hill – Roosevelt Island 52.5
Manhattan: Lincoln Square 53.8
Manhattan: Lower East Side 57.3
Manhattan: Manhattanville 57.0
Manhattan: Marble Hill-Inwood 62.4
Manhattan: Midtown -Midtown South 41.8
Manhattan: Morningside Heights 57.9
Manhattan: Murray Hill-Kips Bay 52.5
Manhattan: SoHo-Tribeca-Civic Center-Little Italy 49.1
Manhattan: Stuyvesant Town-Cooper Village 62.4
Manhattan: Turtle Bay -East Midtown 49.4
Manhattan: Upper East Side-Carnegie Hill 52.0
Manhattan: Upper West Side 60.2
Manhattan: Washington Heights North 62.5
Manhattan: Washington Heights South 61.6
Manhattan: West Village 51.5
Manhattan: Yorkville 56.6
Queens: Astoria 48.2
Queens: Auburndale 54.4
Queens: Baisley Park 37.5
Queens: Bayside – Bayside Hills 55.1
Queens: Bellerose 54.6
Queens: Breezy Point-Belle Harbor-Rockaway Park-Broach Channel 44.1
Queens: Briarwood-Jamaica Hills 45.6
Queens: Cambria Heights 43.7
Queens: College Point 44.9
Queens: Corona 43.2
Queens: Douglas Manor-Douglaston-Little Neck 61.8
Queens: East Elmhurst 40.8
Queens: East Flushing 46.3
Queens: Elmhurst 47.7
Queens: Elmhurst – Maspeth 44.2
Queens: Far Rockaway-Bayswater 42.6
Queens: Flushing 49.7
Queens: Forest Hills 56.8
Queens: Fresh Meadows – Utopia 58.6
Queens: Ft. Totten-Bay Terrace-Clearview 62.9
Queens: Glen Oaks-Floral Park-New Hyde Park 61.4
Queens: Glendale 45.4
Queens: Hammels-Arverne-Edgemere 42.3
Queens: Hollis 36.4
Queens: Hunters Point-Sunnyside-West Maspeth 51.9
Queens: Jackson Heights 52.5
Queens: Jamaica 43.4
Queens: Jamaica Estates-Holliswood 51.0
Queens: Kew Gardens 51.7
Queens: Kew Gardens Hills 51.9
Queens: Laurelton 40.9
Queens: Lindenwood-Howard Beach 52.1
Queens: Maspeth 41.9
Queens: Middle Village 48.0
Queens: Murray Hill 50.6
Queens: North Corona 39.0
Queens: Oakland Gardens 62.4
Queens: Old Astoria 45.9
Queens: Ozone Park 43.2
Queens: Pomonok-Flushing Heights-Hillcrest 50.5
Queens: Queens Village 41.2
Queens: Queensboro Hill 44.0
Queens: Queensbridge-Ravenswood-Long Island City 50.4
Queens: Rego Park 51.8
Queens: Richmond Hill 36.0
Queens: Ridgewood 38.3
Queens: Rosedale 36.8
Queens: South Jamaica 36.8
Queens: South Ozone Park 33.0
Queens: Springfield Gardens North 47.9
Queens: Springfield Gardens South-Brookville 35.9
Queens: St. Albans 38.2
Queens: Steinway 44.2
Queens: Whitestone 53.7
Queens: Woodhaven 43.3
Queens: Woodside 51.1
Staten Island: Annadale-Huguenot-Princes Bay 53.9
Staten Island: Arden Heights 56.8
Staten Island: Charleston-Richmond Valley-Tottenville 49.4
Staten Island: Grasmere-Arrochar-Ft. Wadsworth 53.2
Staten Island: Great Kills 56.5
Staten Island: Grymes Hill-Clifton-Fox Hills 48.7
Staten Island: Mariner’s Harbor-Arlington-Port Ivory-Graniteville 45.7
Staten Island: New Brighton-Silver Lake 51.0
Staten Island: New Dorp-Midland Beach 52.1
Staten Island: New Springville-Bloomfield-Travis 53.1
Staten Island: Oakwood-Oakwood Beach 59.4
Staten Island: Old Town-Dongan Hills-South Beach 51.8
Staten Island: Port Richmond 48.7
Staten Island: Rossville-Woodrow 53.2
Staten Island: Stapleton-Rosebank 46.0
Staten Island: Todt Hill-Emerson Hill-Heartland Village-Lighthouse Hill 53.6
Staten Island: West New Brighton-New Brighton-St. George 43.6
Staten Island: Westerleigh 58.6

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