State and County-Level Response Rates, 9/21 – 10/13

North Carolina: Census 2020 Real-Time Response Rates – Week ending October 14 (.pdf)

  View All County-Level Response Rates –Week ending October 14

Overall Self-Response Rates in NC

63.2% of households in NC have self-responded to the 2020 Census between March 12 and Oct 13, 2020.The top performing state is Minnesota (75.0%). North Carolina is currently ranked 36 out of 50 states and D.C. for self-response rate.

Nationally, 66.8% of households have self-responded to the census.

How are people responding to the 2020 Census in North Carolina?

49.4% of NC households responded to the census online versus 53.3% of households nationwide.

13.8% of NC households responded to the census by phone or mail versus 13.5% of households nationwide

Last updated: 10.14.20

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More about North Carolina self-response rates

On Friday, March 20 the U.S. Census Bureau began publishing self-response rates for the 2020 Census. The rates represent the number of households that have filled out their census forms on their own (online, by mail, or by phone) as a percentage of all housing units, calculated since the Bureau started sending out invitations to participate in the Census in early March.

Please note: the Census Bureau has adjusted their operations due to COVID-19 and these dates have been adjusted to reflect current operations.

This page provides updates on self-response rates for North Carolina at the state, county, and census tract level. These updates were weekly through May 26, 2020 and then became biweekly.

Note: while Census Day is April 1, households can respond to the census through September. Self-response—when households respond by internet, mail, or phone—occurs through September 30.

NC Census 2020 Response Data – State, Counties, Tracts

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This work is supported by the NC Counts Coalition, a non-partisan hub that facilitates cross-sector coordination among government, planning and community organizations, service providers, businesses and others to achieve a complete and accurate Census count for North Carolina. Dr. Rebecca Tippett serves on the board of the NC Counts Coalition.


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