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Illinois Ranks Seventh In Census Response Rate

FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020 file photo, An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident is shown in Detroit. A top lawmaker says the Trump administration is seeking to delay deadlines for the 2020 census because of the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Monday, April 13, 2020 that administration officials also were asking that the timetable for releasing apportionment and redistricting data used to draw congressional and legislative districts be pushed back. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Illinois is ranked seventh in the nation for its census response rate.  The rate in Illinois is around 61-percent, about five-percent higher than the national response rate.  Sangamon County has a 65-percent response rate.

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