Keller residents responding to census at higher rate than other Texas cities

The city of Keller ranks first in census response rate among Texas cities with at least 40,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
The city of Keller ranks first in census response rate among Texas cities with at least 40,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)

The city of Keller ranks first in census response rate among Texas cities with at least 40,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)

A greater share of Keller residents is responding to the U.S. census than those of similar-sized and larger Texas cities and suburbs.

Keller ranks first in census response rate among Texas cities with at least 40,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Numbers reflecting the most recent response count May 18 show that 77.9% of Keller residents have responded to the census questionnaire, which will act as a once-in-a-decade count of the national population.

The response rate for Keller residents is outpacing Texas as a whole. An estimated 54.3% of Texas households, or 6.6 million, have been counted.

At the national level, the response rate was 59.6% as of May 18. A total of 88.2 million households have responded, and 48.2% of responses have used the internet.


Mandated by the Constitution to be conducted every 10 years, the census provides information for government funding of state and local programs, congressional and state representation, and other public questions.

In the city of Roanoke, the response rate is outpacing state and national figures at 61.7%. The city ranks 160th among Texas cities with less than 20,000 residents.

Across Denton County, 63% of households have responded to the census. The county ranks eighth among Texas counties.


Meanwhile, an estimated 57.2% of Fort Worth residents have responded to the census. The city ranks 21st among Texas cities with more than 100,000 residents and third among cities in Texas with more than 500,000 residents.

In Tarrant County, an estimated 61.2% of county residents have responded to the census. Tarrant County ranks 13th in response rate among Texas counties.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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