So far, 61.6 percent of North Dakota households have responded to the 2020 Census.
The national average is 62 percent.
"Of the 50 states, we're the 26th," said North Dakota Census Office Manager Kevin Iverson.
Iverson said at the end of June, postcards were sent to everyone with a post office box, reminding them to fill out the Census. He said the Census Bureau plans another mailing in a few weeks, to all households that have not yet responded. And Iverson said in early August, Census workers will start going door-to-door.