Area Trails State in Census Responses
13 Aug 2020
DES MOINES — Ottumwa and Wapello County are trailing the statewide census self-response rate but are slightly ahead of responses nationally.
With the deadline moved up to Sept. 30, Wapello County is at a response rate of 64 percent with Ottumwa at 63.8 percent, according to 2020census.gov data. The state average is at 69 percent with the national average at 63.4 percent.
Centerville is behind both the state and national average at 60.8 percent with Appanoose County at 58.9 percent. Other area counties are at the following rates: Davis, 67.4 percent; Van Buren, 59.2 percent; Jefferson, 66 percent; Monroe, 59.5 percent; Mahaska, 68.3 percent; and Keokuk, 64.7 percent.