31.3% of Texas households have responded to 2020 census

The 2020 census self-response rate for Texas households was 31.3 percent as of March 30, the 41st highest percentage among the 50 states, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

In comparison, the national census self-response rate stands at 36.2 percent. The Census Bureau also reports that 27.5 percent of the households in Texas self-responded through the internet.

The agency is encouraging all Americans to provide accurate information for the 2020 census because the results of the survey will determine how billions of dollars in federal funding will be allocated in the decade ahead. This will affect everything from health clinics and school lunches to disaster recovery, according to the Census Bureau.

The self-response data for each state reflects how households have responded to the census by phone, through the mail or via the internet.

Household Census Self-Response Rates by States

Rank State Total Self-Response Rate as of March 30 Internet Self-Response Rate
1 Wisconsin 44.3% 41.2%
2 Minnesota 43.8% 40.7%
3 Nebraska 42.6% 37.7%
4 Iowa 42.4% 37.7%
5 Michigan 41.9% 35.8%
6 Kansas 40.8% 35.3%
7 Utah 40.6% 40.2%
8 Virginia 40.3% 35.5%
9 Indiana 40.1% 34.3%
10 Idaho 39.8% 37.4%
10 Washington 39.8% 38.3%
12 Illinois 39.4% 35.2%
13 Ohio 39.3% 34.0%
14 Oregon 38.6% 36.0%
15 Massachusetts 38.3% 36.4%
16 Colorado 38.0% 36.0%
16 Maryland 38.0% 35.5%
16 Missouri 38.0% 31.9%
19 Connecticut 37.6% 34.8%
20 Pennsylvania 37.5% 33.3%
20 South Dakota 37.5% 33.7%
22 Alabama 37.3% 27.1%
23 Mississippi 37.2% 23.4%
24 Kentucky 36.9% 29.1%
25 North Dakota 36.7% 32.7%
26 Tennessee 36.6% 29.2%
27 New Jersey 36.5% 34.0%
28 Nevada 36.0% 32.9%
29 Delaware 35.9% 32.6%
30 California 35.7% 33.3%
30 Florida 35.7% 30.3%
32 Rhode Island 35.1% 31.7%
33 Arkansas 34.9% 24.5%
34 New Hampshire 34.8% 33.3%
35 Arizona 34.6% 31.2%
36 Louisiana 34.4% 26.5%
37 Georgia 34.1% 29.3%
38 North Carolina 33.0% 28.0%
39 South Carolina 32.9% 26.5%
40 Oklahoma 32.5% 26.0%
41 Texas 31.3% 27.5%
42 New York 31.1% 27.8%
43 Hawaii 30.2% 27.4%
44 Maine 29.6% 25.0%
45 Vermont 29.4% 26.3%
46 Montana 29.3% 25.6%
47 Wyoming 28.1% 25.7%
48 New Mexico 26.5% 22.9%
49 West Virginia 24.6% 17.5%
50 Alaska 22.0% 20.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau



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