Pearland, Friendswood self-reported census reponse rates higher than state average

Census day is April 1. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
Census day is April 1. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)

Census day is April 1. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)

April 1 marks Census Day, or the day the Census Bureau uses as a marker to determine where people are living in United States. This is not the deadline to submit census data, which has been moved from July to mid-August due to coronavirus concerns.

While the deadline has been moved to August, residents can still submit census data. Data can be turned in online, over the phone or in the mail.

As of March 31, self-response rates for the state of Texas are at 33.4%. Brazoria County, as well as the cities of Friendswood and Pearland, have self-response rates higher than the state average. The county has a response rate of 33.9%, while Friendswood and Pearland have response rates of 44.5% and 39.8%, respectively. At 31.5%, Galveston County’s self-reported response rate is lower than the state average.

The census helps determine where federal funding goes, including hospitals, fire departments, schools and roads, according to the Census Bureau's website.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.