Colorado lagging slightly in census participation

Roughly 70 percent of households in Colorado have mailed back census forms with basic demographic data. That’s 2 percentage points below the national average, putting the state ahead of slacker states such as New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana, but behind the top participator Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. The Census Bureau provides a regularly updated interactive map. The mail in portion of the major project is wrapping up. Now census takers will begin going door to door.

Closer to red means more participation. Closer to blue means less.

Roughly 72 percent of U.S. households coast to coast participated so far– that’s the same rate reached in 2000.

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