Senate Review: Oklahoma still lags nation in census response


If you’ve yet to complete your census, I’d like to once again urge you to do so as soon as possible. Although we’ve seen improvement in recent weeks, Oklahoma is still behind the national response rate average.

As of May 1, the national average was 54.6 percent. Oklahoma’s response rate was 49 percent, which ranks 41st in the nation. Across the district, Garfield County’s response was 55.8 percent; Kay’s was 54 percent; Grant’s was 39.1 percent; and Alfalfa’s was 36.5 percent. Notable cities include Enid at 57.3 percent; Blackwell at 50.9 percent; my hometown of Burlington...

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