Census 2000 Return Rates by Census Tract, STC RegionSTC believes that the existing Human Services Committees form an effective base for the formation of 2010 Census Complete Count Committees. In its role as facilitator of the three county human services committees, STC has kept the Human Services Committees apprised of the 2010 census activities. at-risk groups in their communities (these at-risk groups are very similar to the historically hard to count population) and can encourage them to complete their Census forms in 2010. Additional committee members will be recruited from local governments, religious organizations, and local hard to count populations. 

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Low population density in the Southern Tier Central Region does not encourage the formation of effective local Complete Count Committees. Populations in this region are dispersed across the rural areas of these three counties; population clusters are observed in Hornell, Bath, ‘the Corning valley,’ Watkins Glen, and the ‘greater Elmira area.’  Areas of population density should have additional representation on the Regional Complete Count Committees. Rural populations can be reached by contacting local community organizations as well as local municipal governments.


Several qualities of the ‘hard to count’ populations in Schuyler, Chemung, and Steuben Counties are similar to national ‘hard to count’ populations: people in poverty, minority populations, and institutionalized populations. However, the STC region also has a unique ‘hard to count’ population: Plain People. Amish and Mennonite populations in these three counties are deserving of special attention; cultural and language barriers may reduce the 2010 Census Count of Ana-Baptists.  This population does use services in the region and needs to be included in the count so federal funding is awarded to the region in the appropriate amounts.

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