Census 2020: It’s not too late

Residents of Wyoming continue to make positive gains in the 2020 Census statewide self-response rate.  

Currently the Wyoming state response rate of 56.7% has now surpassed states like Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico and South Carolina.  In fact, the Wyoming statewide self-response rate is now tied with Oklahoma and is just one-half of a percent below the Texas state response rate of 57.2%. 

The U.S. Census Bureau is also sending reminder postcards this week to an estimated 34.3 million households.  This will be the final mailing before census takers begin visiting non-responding households across the nation in mid-August.  

There is still time to respond and responding now minimizes the need for census takers to visit homes next month to collect responses in person.  

This will give communities the best chance of receiving a fair share of the hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds and grants that will be distributed based on the results of the 2020 Census.

Multiple counties in Wyoming are already within five percent of their final, overall self-response rate to the 2010 Census rate.  Respond now and residents can help their county beat their 2010 self-response rate.  

Households that have already responded may disregard the reminder postcard if they receive one.  A small number of households that have already responded will receive a census taker visit as part of 2020 Census quality checks, according to a Census Bureau press release.

Visit the Census Bureau’s online response rate map, which shows response rates by state, city, county and census tract.  As a reminder – People can still respond online, by phone, or by mail – all without having to meet a census taker.  

For more information, visit 2020census.gov.

The following Wyoming Counties are within 5% (or less) of their 2010 final Census Self-Response Rate as of July 20, 2020.

The first percentage show the 2010 Final Self-Response Rate.

The second shows the 2020 Self-Response Rate, as of July 20, 2020

Sheridan – 68.0% (2010),  64.8% (current)

Johnson – 64.6% (2010),  60.9 % (current)

Albany – 63.6% (2010),  59.0% (current)

Laramie – 70.3% (2010),  67.8% (current)

Natrona – 63.6% (2010),  60.8% (current)

Park – 66.9% (2010),  63.9% (current)

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