DATA: About 1.5% of Texans remain uncounted in 2020 census

About 1.5% of Texans remain uncounted in the 2020 census as of Sept. 29. (Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
About 1.5% of Texans remain uncounted in the 2020 census as of Sept. 29. (Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)

About 1.5% of Texans remain uncounted in the 2020 census as of Sept. 29. (Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Sept. 30 is the last day to complete the 2020 census, a decennial count of all the people living in the country as of April 1.

As of Sept. 29, about 1.5% of Texans remained unaccounted for, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

For every 1% of residents who go uncounted, the state of Texas stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars, as census data is used to distribute $675 billion in federal funding to states based on population, which is then funneled down to the local level, officials said.

So far, about 98.5% of Texas residents completed the census with 62.1% self-responding and 36.4% of responses collected by an enumerator collecting door-to-door responses, data shows. The national total is 97.9%, with 66.4% self-responding and 31.5% counted by an enumerator, it said.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, timelines for census completion have shifted. The bureau initially extended its completion deadline to Oct. 31 but announced Aug. 3 that it shortened its timeline to end operations by Sept. 30 to meet a statutory deadline of a completed census delivered to the president by Dec. 31.


Here is where Central Texas census completion stands so far. Percentages may not sum due to rounding, per the report.