Maine is among the worst in providing answers to the US Census

[Eds note: New Gloucester neighbors— Don’t forget to complete your census questionnaire online!]

|Steve Collins, Sun Journal|

Maine is lagging badly in its responses to the U.S. Census Bureau’s effort to count Americans, a problem that could wind up costing the state tens of millions of dollars in federal aid.

With just 35.7% of households responding to initial census requests, the state ranks 46th in the nation, far behind most states, including half a dozen where more than half the people have provided census information. Keep reading