They may have been worried that filling out the form would mean providing information that could lead to identity theft. They may have not understood that their participation would mean more dollars for their local city and schools.
Whatever the reason, about one-third of St. Elmo’s residents chose not to participate in the 2000 Census.
And area officials want to see that that doesn’t happen again. In fact, those in St. Elmo are a little ahead of the game this time.
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