States, Cities, Ranked by Census Response

For the first time in history, the Census response rate improved over the immediately prior census with 67 percent of households returning Census forms. The Census Bureau presents lists of cities, counties, and states ranked by census response.

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September 20, 2000, 8:30 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

Nearly 7 of 10 homes in the United States filled out and returned a Census 2000 questionnaire for a final responserate of 67 percent, 2 percentage points over the rate for the 1990 census, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's Census Bureau. For the first time in history, the response rate improved over the immediately prior census. Thirteen of the nation's 15 most populous cities equaled or exceeded their 1990 response rates as did 14 of the 15most populous counties. Five states and nearly 9,300 other governmental units did even better, meeting a CensusBureau challenge to better their 1990 response rates by 5 percentage points or more. The Census Bureau presents several lists of cities, counties, and states ranked by census response.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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