Iowa is tied for second in the percentage of U-S Census forms that have been completed and mailed in. Census spokesman Bernie Du Clos says Iowa trails two of our border states in the number of forms turned in.Iowa and Ohio are tied with 67-percent of their forms turned in, while South Dakota and Nebraska lead with 68-percent. Nationwide, Du Clos says 60-percent of the short forms and only 48-percent of the long forms have been turned in. He thinks the controversy about the questions asked on the long form has made people reluctant to turn them in.He says April 18th is supposed to be the last day to collect Census forms, but the processing centers will still continue to process the forms that come in after that day.After April 18th, Du Clos says they will begin going door-to-door to find the people who didn’t send in their census forms.April 1st was the official Census day, anyone living in your home that day should have been included in the Census count. Du Clos says 50-percent of the Census forms came in before April 1st.The official census population count helps determine how much federal spending flows back to Iowa.
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