Making It Count: Nevada Scores High In Census Return Rate

One Southern Nevada City Tops The List

Mitch Kelly
June 15, 2020 - 9:32 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The latest 2020 Census response rates released show that three Nevada counties have surpassed their 2010 Census response rate.

About 790,000 of Nevadans have now responded to the 2020 Census, making Clark, Lyon, and Storey counties three of 16 counties that have surpassed their rate from the 2010 Census. 

 “The Census Bureau would like to extend our congratulations to the people of Nevada for their high response rate,” said Julie Lam, regional director of the Los Angeles Regional Census Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. “Your response matters and will help your community get the accurate count it needs to secure federal funding for critical public services and political representation.” 

Nevada’s top five counties with the highest response rates:

 - Churchill          67.8%

 - Carson City      65.1%

 - Lyon                 64.4 %

 - Washoe             63.5%

 - Clark                60.7%

Nevada’s top five cities with the highest response rates:

 - Henderson       70.2%

 - Fallon              69.1%

 - Boulder City    67.6 %

 - Fernley             67.1%

 - Mesquite          66.7%

The Census Bureau encourages the public to respond online at Households can respond online in English or 12 other languages, or by phone. Households can also respond by mail using the paper questionnaire.

Households that do not respond to the census will receive a visit from a census taker who will help them respond.