Census Responses In Nevada Slightly Below National Average

Henderson Leads State In Census Form Returns

Paul Ihander
May 29, 2020 - 6:54 pm
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Responses to the 2020 Census in Nevada have reached 59.5 percent with 50 percent responding online at 2020census.gov.

Current self-response rates nationwide have exceeded the 60 percent response rate milestone and as of May 25, online responses are 9.2 percentage points above Census Bureau projections, as households continue to favor online to phone and mail in responding to the census.

In mid-March, most households received an invitation in the mail to respond to the 2020 Census, followed by multiple reminders and a paper questionnaire. Census takers are scheduled to visit households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census beginning in August.

Beginning the week of May 4, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, the Census Bureau began a phased restart of some 2020 Census field operations. The health and safety of Census Bureau staff and the public is of the utmost importance. All returning staff will receive safety training on social distancing protocols and be provided personal protective equipment before restarting operations.

The Census Bureau’s online response rates map shows response rates by state, city, county and census tract. As of May 28, 2020:

  • Henderson is the city with the highest internet self-response rate at 69.5 percent.
  • Churchill County has the highest internet response rates among Nevada’s 16 counties.

The 10 counties in Nevada with the highest self-response rates are:

  1. Churchill County        67.2%
  2. Carson City County    64.6%
  3. Lyon County               63.8%
  4. Washoe County          62.8%
  5. Clark County              60.1%
  6. Douglas County          58.0%
  7. Humboldt County       52.3%
  8. Storey County             51.7%
  9. Elko County                44.8%
  10. Nye County                41.6%

The 10 cities/municipalities in Nevada with the highest self-response rates are:

  1. Henderson                    69.5%
  2. Fallon                          68.5%
  3. Boulder City               67.1%
  4. Fernley                        66.4%
  5. Mesquite                     66.2%
  6. Carson City                 64.6%
  7. Sparks                         64.0%
  8. Las Vegas                   62.2%
  9. Reno                            62.1%    
  10. North Las Vegas          61.6%