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State-by-state breakdown: How was the response rate in your state?

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

The following is a list of the percentages of U.S. households that returned census questionnaires in 2000 by mail or submitted information on another form, over the phone or by Internet (The nation averaged a 67 percent response rate):

- Alabama: 61 percent

- Alaska: 56 percent

- Arizona: 63 percent

- Arkansas: 64 percent

- California: 70 percent

- Colorado: 70 percent

- Connecticut: 70 percent

- Delaware: 63 percent

- District of Columbia: 60 percent

- Florida: 63 percent

- Georgia: 65 percent 

- Hawaii: 60 percent

- Idaho: 67 percent

- Illinois: 69 percent

- Indiana: 69 percent

- Iowa: 76 percent

- Kansas: 71 percent

- Kentucky: 66 percent

- Louisiana: 60 percent

- Maine: 61 percent

- Maryland: 69 percent

- Massachusetts: 69 percent

- Michigan: 71 percent

- Minnesota: 75 percent

- Mississippi: 63 percent

- Missouri: 69 percent

- Montana: 68 percent

- Nebraska: 75 percent

- Nevada: 66 percent

- New Hampshire: 67 percent

- New Jersey: 68 percent

- New Mexico: 62 percent

- New York: 63 percent

- North Carolina: 64 percent

- North Dakota: 72 percent

- Ohio: 72 percent

- Oklahoma: 64 percent

- Oregon: 68 percent

- Pennsylvania: 70 percent

- Rhode Island: 67 percent

- South Carolina: 58 percent

- South Dakota: 74 percent

- Tennessee: 65 percent

- Texas: 64 percent

- Utah: 68 percent

- Vermont 60 percent

- Virginia: 72 percent

- Washington: 66 percent

- West Virginia: 64 percent

- Wisconsin: 75 percent

- Wyoming: 66 percent

Source: U.S. Census Bureau