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Self-Response Rates Map

Keep tabs on how many households in your community have responded online, by phone, or by mail.

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Self-response rate data are available for download via API or CSV. You can also download our technical documentation for details on this map or review our FAQs.

For questions or comments, please contact responseratemap@census.gov.

How to Use the Response Rate Map

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  • The national view of the Response Rates Map offers a look at the full United States, with each state color-coded to reflect its 2020 self-response rate. States coded blue have response rates above 50%, while states coded orange have response rates below 50%.

  • Above the national map are two numbers. On the left is the national self-response rate for 2020. On the right is the self-response rate for an individual state. The self-response rate is the percentage of homes that responded to the census on their own.

  • In the national view, you can hover the cursor over each state to see its total self-response rate, its internet self-response rate, and its final 2010 self-response rate.

  • To take a deeper dive into an individual state's response rates, click on that state or select it from the drop-down menu on the right.

  • Once you're at the state level, you have the choice—using the menus to the right—to view response rates at several different geographic levels, including by:

    –County
    –City
    –Congressional district

    Within those options, the census tract level is the lowest geographic level shown on the map.

  • Using the "Geographies" menu at the right, you also have the option to view tribal areas at the national level.  

  • You can share the Response Rates Map on your social media channels—or embed it onto your website—by using the share icon in the bottom toolbar. This gives you the option of sharing a link or embedding either a specific geographic view or the national map.

  • Do you have questions? We're here to help. Email responseratemap@census.gov.

Are You Up to the Challenge?

The Census Bureau is challenging everyone to help ensure a complete and accurate count in 2020.

Share information on your social media channels about the census and why it's important to respond. 2020 Census partners and stakeholders, media members, government officials, and others can all play a role in ensuring that everyone is counted once, only once, and in the right place.

Use the map above to review response rates from 2010 and 2020 in your state, city, town, or neighborhood. You can even challenge others in your community to participate! Get started with the 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge Toolkit below.

Response Rate Challenge Toolkit

This toolkit includes ideas and resources for creating a Response Rate Challenge for your community or in competition against another community.

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2010 Census Self-Response Rates

Data file of the final 2010 Census self-response rates.

Download Excel
xls   Data File   [2.3 MB]