U.S. Census Return Rate Challenge: $25,000 in prize money

Here’s a challenge for you statistical  gurus from the US Census Bureau. The challenge is to create a statistical model to predict the 2010 Census mail return rate of small area geographic units based on their demographic characteristics. The Census Bureau will use this model for planning purposes for the decennial census and for demographic sample surveys. The model-based estimates of predicted mail return will be publicly released in a later version of the Census Planning Database containing updated demographic data. See http://www.census.gov/research/challenge

Dates
Competition begins August 31, 2012 and ends November 1, 2012.

Prizes
Win prize money by creating the best statistical model to predict Census mail return rates at block group level geographies.

1st prize: $14,000 / Visualization 1st place: $1,000
2nd prize: $7,500
3rd prize: $2,500

Rules and Information
Contest details, rules, and eligibility guidelines are available at https://www.kaggle.com/c/us-census-challenge.

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