Census 2020 winds down


With two weeks remaining to complete the 2020 census, North Dakota's census response rate is nearing the 95 percent mark.

According to the US Census Bureau, North Dakota households that have not responded to the census have been visited, beginning on July 30. Bureau officials have visited 85 percent of households that had not responded to the Census.

North Dakota currently has a total response rate of 92.8 percent, with 64.5 percent being self-responses.

Missing just one percent of all households in North Dakota could cost the state $155,000,000 in lost federal funding, census officials say. As of now, about 10 percent of households have not been counted, which equates to more than 1.5 billion dollars in lost federal funding, if not counted by the end of the month.