The following is from the 2020 Census website from October 13th: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/statement-on-2020-census-data-collection-ending.html

As of today, well over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude on October 15, 2020.

Specifically:

  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (through 5:59 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020). Visit 2020Census.gov to respond today.
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020. Click here for schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
  • Nonresponse Followup census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently updating 2020Census.gov, Census.gov, as well as all external and internal guidance to reflect the schedule update.

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According to the Howard County 2020 Census Dashboard Howard County has a self-response rate of 80.7%. Maryland has a self-response rate of 71%.

You can view the data here:  https://hocogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/728685fb83e54dd2afde96e266efa430

If you have not done so yet…fill out your census information before it is to late.

Scott E

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