Census deadline extended… C’mon Wisconsin, we can’t settle for No. 2!

Wisconsin has a history of high response rates for the census, and this year we rank second in the nation with a current response rate of more than 68% (compared to the national average of 61.4%).  You can track Wisconsin’s response rate, which is updated daily.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the self-response phase of the U.S. Census has been extended to October 31, so there’s still time to take the census and get the word out.  Together, we can make sure we get a full, accurate count in the 2020 Census. More census resources are at your fingertips.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Wisconsin counties on average stand to lose $22,170 in federal funding over the next decade ($2,217/year) per person not counted. NCSL utilized data from “Counting for Dollars 2020,” a study published in February 2020 by Andrew Reamer of the George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP). The Census also provides the basis for reapportioning Wisconsin’s Congressional seats and as a foundation for the state legislature to draw Congressional districts and state legislative districts.

It takes only minutes. Please do your part and complete the U.S. Census.