Carbon County is only one of thousands of counties across the country urging residents to take the time and fill out the 2010 census. Below is the breakdown of participation rates across the country, and in the TIMES NEWS coverage area.

To date, the national participation rate stands at 54 percent.

Of that, the top 10 municipality participation rate across the country are: Green Township, Ohio, 72 percent; Clay Township, Ind., 70 percent; Dubuque City, Iowa, 70 percent; Livonia City, Mich., 70 percent; St. Clair Shores City, Mich., 70 percent; Bismarck City, N.D., 69 percent; Carmel City, Ind., 69 percent; Eau Claire City, Wis., 69 percent; Millcreek Township, Pa., 69 percent; and Orland Park Village, Ill., 69 percent.

In Pennsylvania, the state participation rate is 59 percent, down from the 76 percent participation rate in 2000.

In Carbon County, the partipation rate is currently at 58 percent, down from 79 percent participation in 2000.

The breakdown by municipality is as follows:

Ÿ Beaver Meadows: 60 percent

Ÿ Lansford: 62 percent

Ÿ Jim Thorpe: 62 percent

Ÿ Nesquehoning: 66 percent

Ÿ Weatherly: 66 percent

Ÿ Summit Hill: 71 percent

Ÿ Lehighton: 68 percent

Ÿ Parryville: 60 percent

Ÿ Weissport: 60 percent

Ÿ Palmerton: 67 percent

Ÿ East Side Boro: 59 percent

Ÿ Mahoning Township: 68 percent

Ÿ East Penn Township: 72 percent

Ÿ Lower Towamensing Township: 69 percent

Ÿ Towamensing Township: 69 percent

Ÿ Franklin Township: 70 percent

Ÿ Penn Forest Township: 41 percent

Ÿ Kidder Township: 23 percent

Ÿ Lehigh Township: 69 percent

Ÿ Lausanne Township: 61 percent

Ÿ Banks Township: 58 percent

Ÿ Packer Township: 72 percent