Census to send postcards to non-responders


The U.S. Census Bureau is sending out postcard reminders to households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.

The postcard mailing is due to the impact of COVID-19 on census operations.

Households that do not respond on their own will soon have census takers visiting in person to ask census questions.

Enumerators will begin Aug. 11 to visit homes.

While Iowa has over 68 percent responding – that means about one in three households has yet to respond.

Groups that tend not to respond – and who have been historically undercounted – include renters, people with low incomes and ethnic and racial minorities.

The bureau reminds everyone of the critical importance to participate, as government funding and Congressional representation is based on census numbers.


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