Final census day is approaching

In 2010, the city had a 77% response rate, this year so far the response rate is only around 68%

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – Now is the time to stop procrastinating because the time to participate in the 2020 Census is almost over.

The last day to participate is September 30th.

In 2010, the city had a 77% response rate, this year so far the response rate is only around 68%.

The low response rate is attributed to the Pandemic.

Also, many college students are staying home or returning home before they could complete the census.

With response numbers down, organizers still want to stress the importance of filling out your census.

“Help the federal government allocate funding to our city and our area based on our population count. For schools, for hospitals, things of that nature. It can help a lot of non-profit organizations be competitive for applying for grants,” said Tim Acklin, Senior Planner.

To be counted, you must respond to the census by calling 1-800-923-8282, filling out a form online at https://2020census.gov/en.html or by mail with a postmark by September 30th.