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Five days left to mail census forms

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Census officials are urging those in big cities and border regions to step up the response to avoid personal visits by census takers.

So far, about 65 percent have completed the ten question form. The Midwest leads the pack. The highest participation rates are in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska, where return rates range between 71 and 76 percent.

Southern and western U.S. and big cities such as New York, Chicago and Philadelphia are lagging. Most of the areas lagging behind have more minority and non-English speaking people.

The clock is ticking for people to mail their forms by Friday.

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