North Carolina: Census 2020 Real-Time Response Rates – Week ending March 22 (.pdf)

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Key takeaways – Week ending March 22

  1. North Carolina is among the bottom ten states in the nation for Census response: As of March 23rd, North Carolina ranked 41st with just under 17% of households responding, compared to 19% of households nationally. West Virginia (ranked 51st) is the only southeastern state with a lower response score than North Carolina (14%).
  2. North Carolina households have been slower to adopt online Census response: 13% of households responded to the Census online in North Carolina vs. 16% nationwide.
  3. One in five households have already responded in the top five counties – Caswell, Alexander, Lee, Orange, and Rockingham counties.
  4. Lowest-response counties primarily located in Western North Carolina – Graham, Jackson, Avery and Watauga counties were among the bottom five.

Last updated: 3.24.20

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