North Carolina: Census 2020 Real-Time Response Rates – Week ending August 18 (.pdf)
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Week ending August 18
- Approximately three in five NC households have responded to the Census. As of August 18th, 59.8% of households have responded in North Carolina. Meanwhile, the national self-response rate is now 63.9% – 4.1 percentage points above North Carolina.
- Only 11 counties have exceeded their 2010 self-response rate. These are: Camden County, Chatham County, Cherokee County, Davie County, Gates County, Graham County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Montgomery County, Polk County, and Yancey County.
- At least 50% of households have responded in over three-fourths of all NC counties. In total, 76 counties out of 100 have a response rate of 50% or higher.
- Response rate gap slightly widens between tracts with fewest young children and state average. An average of 57.5% of households responded to the Census in tracts with the fewest young children (less than 4.1% of the population) – 2.3 percentage points below the state. This gap was static at 2.1 percentage points for several months, but appears to be slowly widening.
- Tracts with the fewest foreign-born residents still lag behind the state. In tracts where less than 2.9% of the population is foreign-born, an average of 55.7% of households have responded (4.1 percentage points below the state). For this target group, this is the only category which lags behind the state.
- Gap shrinking between state and tracts with >50% minority population. As of August 18th, 53.3% of households had responded in tracts where over 50% of the population is Black, Hispanic, American Indian, and/or Asian. This represents a gap of 6.5 percentage points, which has trended downward for the last month.
- Tracts with high internet access substantially outperform the state. In tracts where fewer than 12% of households lacked access to internet, an average of 68.5% of households have responded to the Census. This is 8.7 percentage points above the state.
Last updated: 8.20.20