Cedar Park’s response rate is 68.9%. In Leander, 60.4% of the households had replied.
For the first time in the history of the decennial census, U.S. residents can respond online, by phone or through a paper questionnaire. Online responses are the most popular response option in Central Texas, according to the release.
In Cedar Park, 65.4% of the households responded online, while the remaining 3.5% responded either by phone or paper. In Leander, 57.3% responded online, while the remaining 3.1% used the other two methods, according to the release.
Williamson County, at 64.7%, had the fifth highest response rate out of all Texas counties, while 59.9% of Travis County households have responded. Fort Bend County has the highest response rate for Texas counties with 67.9%.
Austin has a 59.6% response rate to date.
In Texas, 55.5%, or about 6.7 million households, have responded.
Nationally, 60.8%, or about 90 million households, have responded.
Highest response rates in Texas
- County: Fort Bend County, 67.9%
- City: Mountain City, 87.6%
Highest response rates in U.S.
- State: Minnesota, 70.5%
- County: Ozankee, Wisconsin, 81.5%
- City: North River, North Dakota, 100%
Residents have until Oct. 31 to self-respond to the census, 120 days later than the original deadline, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. Census Bureau is still hiring online for temporary work at www.2020census.gov/jobs.