Statewide Iowa — (RI) — The U-S Census Bureau says Iowa is one of the very best states so far in terms of its response rate to this year’s big count.

Iowa’s response rate ranks number-two in the country, just a fraction behind Wisconsin and just ahead of Minnesota. The bureau says about 26-percent of Iowans have filled out their census forms, either online, by mail or phone, with 23-percent of Iowans responding online. The national average is 21-percent, five points behind Iowa. The states at the bottom of the list are Montana, West Virginia and Alaska, where only 11-percent have responded. The mailers started going out March 12th. Beginning in May, census takers will start knocking on doors of homes from which there’s been no response.

For more information, visit https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html

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