Congratulations, Williamsburg! You are in dead last in census return rates with an impressive 31.3%. Your neighbors to the north in Queens are the highest, with 62.9% returned. Nihilists!
For a little non-context, this rate of 31.3% is equal to the amount of U.S. troops killed from accidents or illness in Iraq (May 2004), White male students likely to have carried a weapon in school in the US, and Hispanics in the state of California in 2001.
Bloomberg said, ‚”For each person who is not counted in the census, the city loses about $3,000 in federal aid every year.” So put it this way. We’re not getting any new parks, waterfront concerts, McCarren Park updates, trees, bike lanes, bike racks, or anything else the city pays for with federal money until you send in your census.*
*I have no idea how federal monies are used and am not even close to an expert on the subject.
Full list of return rates here.