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One Million of Iowa Households Respond to the 2020 Census

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The State of Iowa now has over one million households that have responded to the 2020 Census. Currently in Iowa, about one in three households have yet to respond to the 2020 Census.


View the the 2020 Census Response Rate Map and Response Rate Rankings. Nationwide, over 91.1 million households, or 61.6 percent, have responded to the census.


The State of Iowa, with 67.8 percent of households responding, is tied in fourth place with Nebraska for state rankings.


The Census Bureau urges every household to complete the census as soon as possible:

  • Online at
  • By phone:  844-330-2020 – call any time 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week
  • By mail with a paper form delivered to households that did not respond online or by phone

Households that do not respond on their own to the census will be visited by a census taker during the Nonresponse Follow-up Operation.


Responding to the 2020 Census is important. Census results shape decisions about how billions of dollars in public funds are spent for schools, fire and emergency services, hospitals and healthcare, roads and other public services. Results from the 2020 Census also determine how many seats Iowa receives in Congress and provide data for redrawing legislative districts.


Here is the 2020 Census timeline updated with COVID-19 operational adjustments.

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