It’s Census day, the date federal officials want to count everybody in the country.
Based on the latest numbers showing how many people have sent their Census forms back to the government, the head-counters still have some work to do.
Nationally, 52 percent of all households have sent a form back, according to the Census site Thursday. Kansas is above the average at 59 percent. Douglas County and Lawrence are too, at 58 percent and 56 percent, respectively.
But Lawrence is being left behind by at least one group: Cornhuskers. A quick look of all the cities in the Big 12 found that Lincoln is the clear leader thus far. Here’s a look at the Big 12 results.
1. Lincoln, Neb.: 62 percent
2. Manhattan: 57 percent
3. Lawrence: 56 percent (tie)
3. Columbia, Mo.: 56 percent (tie)
5. Ames, Iowa: 54 percent
6. Norman, Okla: 52 percent
7. Stillwater, Okla: 51 percent
8. Lubbock, Texas: 51 percent
9. Boulder, Colo.: 50 percent
10. Waco, Texas: 46 percent
11. College Station, Texas: 41 percent
12. Austin, Texas: 41 percent
People who don’t mail in their form should expect a Census worker to visit their homes, although that effort may not begin until May in Lawrence.