Virus Outbreak 2020 Census

This Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. If you're a census slacker and haven’t yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal government is trying another way to get in touch with you. Starting Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau is mailing out millions of paper forms to homes whose residents haven’t yet answered the once-a-decade questionnaire. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The city of Starkville and Oktibbeha County have both seen less than 50% of their residents respond to the 2020 Census, one data collection website reports.

According to Tableau, which provides updated 2020 Census response data, Oktibbeha County ranked 56th out of Mississippi’s 82 counties for its 47.5% response rate as of Sunday, while Starkville tied for 125th out of the 298 cities with a 49.3% response rate.

Click here to see the full breakdown from Tableau.

The last day for households to self-respond online, by phone or by mail, will be on Oct. 31.

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