Door County continues to trail the rest of Wisconsin and the country in census response rate. As of June 23, the response rate in the county was 45.3 percent, compared to 68.6 percent in Wisconsin and 61.7 percent nationally.
Door County’s low response rate is due in part to the large number of second homes here. Homeowners are asked to respond to the census questionnaire for second homes, even if no one lives in them, to help create an accurate census count. If no one lives or sleeps at the second home, the owner simply needs to answer zero to the question asking for the number of people in that household.
People may respond to the census questionnaire online at 2020census.gov or by phone at 844.330.2020. The deadline to respond is Oct. 31, 2020.