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2020 Census

Posted: February 13, 2020

9/12/20 Self-Response Update

The U.S. Census Bureau will complete its data collection by September 30, so please click here to learn how to respond online, over-the-phone, or by mail.

The City’s Self-Response Rate is 77.1% according to the Census Response Rate website.

This percentage is currently higher than Iowa’s 70.5% rate and the nation’s 65.7% rate! Thank you!

While we have met our final 2010 self-response rate of 77.1%, let’s make a final push in September to exceed this! Des Moines metro cities that are currently ahead of Adel include:

  • Ankeny 78.3%
  • Bondurant 77.7%
  • Clive 79.8%
  • Van Meter 79.1%
  • Windsor Heights 80.0%

We are currently tied for 91st in Iowa, so please submit your responses if you haven’t already!


The 2020 Census will conclude soon!

The Census is an incredibly important tool that will directly benefit citizens at the local and state levels for the next ten years.

It is critical for Adel to have an accurate count, especially given the significant growth we have experienced over the past decade.

For example, the 2020 Census will allow the City of Adel to benefit from additional Road Use Tax funding for street maintenance.

Please Click Here To See 2020 Census Response Rates

In addition, please use and share the resources below to learn more about the 2020 Census process: