Indiana census return rate 3rd highest among states

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State officials say Indiana's 78 percent rate of returning census forms is among the highest in the nation.

The Indiana Department of Administration says mail-in results released Wednesday show Indiana tied with Iowa in its rate
of return. The two states trailed only Wisconsin and Minnesota, which both hit 80 percent. The national rate was 72 percent.

Census takers will begin going door-to-door Saturday to count remaining people. Census takers must present an ID badge that
contains a Department of Commerce watermark. If asked, census takers should provide contact information for their supervisor
or local census office for verification.

Census takers should only ask the questions that appear on the census form. They should not ask for Social Security numbers
or bank account or credit card numbers.

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