Reston, VA

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:

  1. James City: 73.1%
  2. Roanoke: 73.6%
  3. Powhatan: 74.1%
  4. Loudoun: 74.1%
  5. Hanover: 74.5%
  6. Falls Church: 75.5%
  7. Poquoson: 75.8%
  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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