OKLAHOMA – The State of Oklahoma has passed the one million mark. More than 1,000,000 households in the state have responded to the 2020 Census, giving the state a 53.7% response rate. That’s below the current national average of 60.1%.

Right now, U.S. Census Bureau employees are out in the field, hand-delivering Census invitation packets to households that haven’t yet received one. This field operation pertains to households that do not receive mail at their physical address (i.e. PO Boxes).

Currently the state of Oklahoma stands 44th in the nation and is ninth amongst its neighboring states in the Denver/Dallas region. See chart below:

1) Nebraska 66.5 percent

2) Kansas 64.2 percent

3) Utah 63.7 percent

4) Colorado 62.8 percent

5) South Dakota 59.8 percent

6) North Dakota 59.2 percent

7) Arizona 56.5 percent

8) Texas 54.8 percent

9) Oklahoma 53.7 percent

10) Montana 51.2 percent

11) Wyoming 50.2 percent

12) New Mexico 47.6 percent

The 2020 Census shapes the future of communities, as census data informs how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed for health clinics, school lunch programs, disaster recovery initiatives, and other critical programs and services for the next 10 years.

Households can respond online by visiting 2020census.gov, by calling 844.330.2020 for English or 844.468.2020 for Spanish speaking audiences or by mail. The deadline for response is October 31, 2020.

Local Census Numbers

State

Oklahoma: 53.8%

County

Delaware County: 36.6%

Cities/Towns

Grove: 55.1%

Jay: 35.8%

Kansas: 20.9%

Colcord: 23.4%

Oaks: 10.1%