October 22, 2020
2020 Census ends, 30% of California households failed to respond
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – By a decision of the US Supreme Court, Thursday was the last day to respond to the 2020 Census.

As of the last count, 69.4% of California households have responded to the Census online, by phone or mail. In 2010, California’s self-response rate (SRR) was 68.2%.

Between late July and mid-October, the gap between California’s SRR and the national SRR almost doubled, from 1.3 percentage points to 2.6 percentage points.

Traditionally, California has served as a leading indicator for the decennial Census. California drives the national rate given the state has approximately 10% of all U.S. households.

California is the hardest-to-count state in the nation, with a large, diverse population, and a high number of people considered traditionally hard-to-count, including recent immigrants, people who lack high-speed Internet access, and people with limited English proficiency.

Nationwide, over 99% of housing units have been accounted for, the Census Bureau said.
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