By Michael Addison - email
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - More than 120 million U.S. Census forms begin arriving Monday in mailboxes around the country.
The government's population count will be used to determine congressional seats and more than $400 billion in federal aid.
Fast-growing states in the south and the west could stand to lose the most because of lower-than-average mail participation rates in 2000.
If everyone who receives a census form mailed it back, the government would save an estimated $1.5 billion in follow-up visits.