Wyoming, Teton County, behind the US Census response curve so far

JACKSON, Wyo. — Census season is in full swing and Wyoming is falling far behind in its responses.

The national self-response rate currently hovers at around 50.5%; Wyoming is lagging behind that at 41.7%—the majority of that response coming from online responders. Only West Virginia (39%), New Mexico (39.7%), and Maine (41%) have been slower to respond.

Within the Cowboy State, Teton and Sublette are dragging down the curve with 14.4% and 10.3%, respectively.

With mail service being what it is in both Teton and Sublette county, the lack of online participation is more troubling. Since the 2020 Census is not mailed to PO boxes, a great majority of residents in Teton County will not be able to participate by mail.