42.4% of Iowa households have responded to 2020 census

(The Center Square) – The 2020 census self-response rate for Iowa households was 42.4 percent as of March 30, the fourth highest percentage among the 50 states, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

In comparison, the national census self-response rate stands at 36.2 percent. The Census Bureau also reports that 37.7 percent of the households in Iowa self-responded through the internet.

The agency is encouraging all Americans to provide accurate information for the 2020 census because the results of the survey will determine how billions of dollars in federal funding will be allocated in the decade ahead. This will affect everything from health clinics and school lunches to disaster recovery, according to the Census Bureau.

The self-response data for each state reflects how households have responded to the census by phone, through the mail or via the internet.

Household Census Self-Response Rates by States

RankStateTotal Self-Response Rate as of March 30Internet Self-Response Rate1Wisconsin44.3%41.2%2Minnesota43.8%40.7%3Nebraska42.6%37.7%4Iowa42.4%37.7%5Michigan41.9%35.8%6Kansas40.8%35.3%7Utah40.6%40.2%8Virginia40.3%35.5%9Indiana40.1%34.3%10Idaho39.8%37.4%10Washington39.8%38.3%12Illinois39.4%35.2%13Ohio39.3%34.0%14Oregon38.6%36.0%15Massachusetts38.3%36.4%16Colorado38.0%36.0%16Maryland38.0%35.5%16Missouri38.0%31.9%19Connecticut37.6%34.8%20Pennsylvania37.5%33.3%20South Dakota37.5%33.7%22Alabama37.3%27.1%23Mississippi37.2%23.4%24Kentucky36.9%29.1%25North Dakota36.7%32.7%26Tennessee36.6%29.2%27New Jersey36.5%34.0%28Nevada36.0%32.9%29Delaware35.9%32.6%30California35.7%33.3%30Florida35.7%30.3%32Rhode Island35.1%31.7%33Arkansas34.9%24.5%34New Hampshire34.8%33.3%35Arizona34.6%31.2%36Louisiana34.4%26.5%37Georgia34.1%29.3%38North Carolina33.0%28.0%39South Carolina32.9%26.5%40Oklahoma32.5%26.0%41Texas31.3%27.5%42New York31.1%27.8%43Hawaii30.2%27.4%44Maine29.6%25.0%45Vermont29.4%26.3%46Montana29.3%25.6%47Wyoming28.1%25.7%48New Mexico26.5%22.9%49West Virginia24.6%17.5%50Alaska22.0%20.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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