“This Asheville father does not have anything of the truth!”
It’s commonly said that housing’s hard to find in Asheville. Numbers from the U.S. Census and elsewhere shine a light on exactly how hard.
After dwelling in the National Archives for 72 years (and abiding by privacy laws), the 1940 U.S. Census will be made public on Monday morning. However, the real work will begin when genealogical societies around the country begin indexing these records — including the local Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society.
The final tallies are in: 74 percent of Buncombe residents mailed in their census forms compared to 72 percent nationally. The Buncombe participation rate was 5-percent higher than it was when the last census was taken in 2000, while the national rate stayed the same.
The census, that constitutionally mandated national head count that takes place every ten years, doesn’t kick off until this time next year. But beginning April 6 of this year, a prep team will hit the streets of Western North Carolina to make sure all addresses are accounted for when it comes time to mail questionnaires […]