Listen: Census Takers Comb Boston's Hard-To-Count Neighborhoods

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If you still haven't gotten around to mailing back your 2010 Census, don't be surprised if you get a knock on your door in the coming days.

Some 15,000 census takers are fanning out across Greater Boston. They started over the weekend, going door-to-door to collect information from households that haven't sent back their forms. In Boston, that's 39 percent of households. In some neighborhoods, like Dorchester and Roxbury, up to 50 percent of households haven't filled out the forms.

To get a sense of the work going on in some of the harder-to-count areas of the city, WBUR's Bob Oakes spoke with Tyrone Elkhorn, a field operations supervisor in the Grove Hill section of Roxbury.

This program aired on May 4, 2010.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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