2020 U.S. Census deadline is October 5th

The U.S. Census Bureau is urging people in Mississippi to respond now to ensure their communities don’t lose out on federal funding for critical public services for the next ten years.

With a national total response rate, Census assisted response and self-response of 98.4% Mississippi remains one of the lowest performing states in the nation.

The self-response rate in Mississippi is 59.9% and the total response rate is 95.5%. Biloxi reportedly has a 62.1% self-response rate along with Gulfport with 63.3%.

The deadline to complete the census is October 5th.

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