CENSUS 2020 – Community Response

United States Census 2020

Is Your Community Responding?

The 2020 Census is critical. A complete and accurate count will help shape the future of your community and inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed for important programs and services in health care, emergency and disaster response, education, and infrastructure. 

Use this map of response rates across the country to see what percentage of households in your community have responded.

2020 Census Response Rate Map: July 15

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How You Can Help Increase Response Rates

A complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census could mean more funding for vital services in your community—and this chance comes along only once every 10 years. There are many things you can do to encourage your community to respond today.

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking everyone to join the 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge. This is a challenge to every city, town, and state to increase local response rates and to engage in friendly competition against other communities. Can your community beat its 2010 Census response rate? How much higher can your community go? The newly released Response Rate Challenge mini guide includes tips on creating your own Response Rate Challenge, as well as ideas for  virtual challenges. 

Track Your Community’s Response Rate

Track Your Community's Response Rate

  • Use the Response Rate Map to get daily updates on your community’s response rate.
  • Encourage people that have not yet completed the census to do so now; your community’s response rate will increase, and maybe even surpass its 2010 Census response rate!
  • Share your community’s response rate with friends and family in neighboring communities and challenge them to increase response rates where they live.

Motivate Your Community

Motivate Your Community

Spread the Word

Spread The Word

Make a Difference Today!

To motivate your community to respond to the 2020 Census, visit the Response Rates page on 2020census.gov, where you’ll find the interactive map, rankings dashboard, challenge toolkits, and web badges for spreading the word.

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2020 Census: Shape Your Future

Now is the time to act. Encourage people to respond on their own now; census takers will begin visiting households that have not yet responded in mid-August.

Spread the word: It’s not too late to complete the 2020 Census.

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About the Census Bureau

We serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy. The Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. We are a scientific organization focused on data. Policy-makers, businesses, and the public use our information to make far-reaching decisions.

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