You can't throw a rock these days without hitting a Census worker (which should not imply that anyone should throw rocks at Census works, btw, it's just an expression). So far, New Mexico is a little bit behind the national average when it comes to 2010 Census participation, but don't count us out yet.

So which states are on top? North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska. How do I know this, you may ask? Because the Census has a

or, if you're like me, to become strangely competitive. Also, you can embed this little tracking widget.

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