While little more than half of the country has responded to the 2020 U.S. Census, Fairfax County’s response rate is already past 70% and is one of the highest in the state.
As of Friday (May 9), Fairfax County’s self-response rate is 72.7% — well above Virginia’s overall rate of 63.5%, according to census data.
Other counties and cities in Virginia with high response rates include:
- James City: 73.1%
- Roanoke: 73.6%
- Powhatan: 74.1%
- Loudoun: 74.1%
- Hanover: 74.5%
- Falls Church: 75.5%
- Poquoson: 75.8%
- Fairfax City: 76.3%
Previously, Fairfax County’s response rates have fluctuated from the mid-70s-80%, according to census data.
“For each resident who does not respond to the census, Fairfax County could lose $12,000 in potential funding over the course of a decade,” according to Fairfax County’s website.
Households have until Aug. 14 to complete the census.
Map via U.S. Census
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