People at a little more than half of Illinois addresses have answered calls to fill in the U.S. Census form. Until this week, the options have been to do it online or by telephone. Mail-in forms were sent out this week.
Illinois Department of Human Services Census co-director Marishonta Wilkerson says by early this week, just under 53% of the addresses got responses. Since Census Day was two weeks ago, that doesn’t sound like a lot to those not involved in the census, but Wilkerson says it’s not bad.
Of course, people need to respond to the census soon to avoid in-person visits.