Mississippi Census Count One Of The Lowest In The Country

At first glance, it sounds okay. As of Wednesday, 99.4 per cent of the households in Mississippi had been counted in the 2020 Census. But as the national population count comes to an end, that figure reflects thousands of Mississippians who are missing from the Census. And that could mean fewer federal dollars flowing into the state. Mississippi's enumeration rate is the second-lowest in the country, ahead of only Louisiana, where 98.3 per cent of the households had been counted. Only 60.2 per cent of Mississippians self-responded to the Census. The rest had to be tracked down by Census workers.