July 12, 2020

Over 60 Percent of U.S. Households Have Responded to 2020 Census; Minnesota and Utah Have Highest Internet Response Rates Among States

From the U.S. Census:

Responses to the 2020 Census are on track as more than 60% of U.S. households have responded to the 2020 Census, with approximately four out of every five households that responded on their own choosing to do so online at 2020census.gov.

Current internet self-response rates are 9.2 percentage points above Census Bureau projections, as households continue to favor online to phone and mail in responding to the census.

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The Census Bureau’s online response rates map shows response rates by state, city, county and census tract.

As of May 25, 2020:

  • Madison, Wis., is the city with the highest internet self-response rate.
  • Minnesota and Utah have the highest internet response rates among states.

The 10 states with the highest self-response rates are:

  • Minnesota – 70.0%
  • Wisconsin – 67.4%
  • Iowa – 66.9%
  • Michigan – 66.7%
  • Nebraska – 66.5%
  • Washington – 65.4%
  • Ohio – 65.3%
  • Illinois – 65.2%
  • Virginia – 65.2%
  • Indiana – 64.9%

The 10 cities/municipalities with 250,000 or more population with the highest self-response rates are:

  • Lincoln, Neb. – 72.8%
  • Louisville/Jefferson County Metro, Ky. – 71.6%
  • Madison, Wis. – 70.6%
  • Seattle, Wash. – 69.8%
  • Henderson, Nev. – 69.3%
  • Paul, Minn. – 69.2%
  • San Jose, Calif. – 68.5%
  • Portland, Ore. – 67.8%
  • Virginia Beach, Va. – 67.6%
  • Minneapolis, Minn. – 67.6%
  • Colorado Springs, Colo. – 67.6%
Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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