The Decennial Census is used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, determine state legislative districts, and influence how billions of dollars in federal funding flow to states and communities. The Census Bureau recently announced that data collection will end on Sept. 30. The good news for Kansas is that, as of Aug. 31, 2020, 92.1 percent of households had been enumerated. However, the rate varies widely across Kansas, with self-response rates much lower in some rural counties. Learn more in our newest edition of A Kansas Twist.