Alaska Lags Nation in Returning Census Forms

Thursday is of course the tax filing deadline and Friday is the deadline to mail in your census forms. Currently Alaska is at the very bottom of the list for participation. Ruben Delvalle is with the U.S. Census. He says Alaska is currently at 57% participation compared to Wisconsin, highest in the nation at 77%. Delvalle says geographic, weather and mail delivery challenges are some of the known factors that cause Alaskans to lag behind, trends were similar for the 2000 census.  But he encourages people to get the forms in and he also throws down a challenge.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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