Fairfax County Among Highest Census Response Rates in Virginia

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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