Increased awareness about the 2020 Census continues to boost self-response rates throughout the state. As of Monday, April 20th, 42.2% of Wyoming households have now self-responded either online, by phone or by mail. This represents a 10 percent statewide increase since April 1st, Census Day. It still places Wyoming in the bottom 8% of states when ranked by response rate.
Currently Campbell County is tenth in the state for Census response rates. Laramie County is in first place, with 59% of their community filling out their census forms, as of April 20th. Gillette is ranked 21 in terms of City response rates. (Cheyenne, Green River, and Buffalo are the top three.) You can see all the Census Response Rate Rankings by clicking here.
Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states each year. The 2020 Census will have a direct impact on all Wyoming communities because it helps provide funding for programs that assist children, seniors, families and everyone in between for the next decade. To date, over 75 million households nationwide have responded to the 2020 Census, pushing the national self-response rate to 51 percent.
It has never been easier to respond to the 2020 Census, whether online, by phone, or by mail – all without having to meet a census taker. We encourage Wyoming residents to self-respond as soon as possible. Go to 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 and cross it off your TO DO list today.
The current deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is October 31, 2020.