They accounted for 99.9% of the 2020 Census of housing units and addresses in Texas.
The U.S. Census Bureau conducted an operational press briefing with senior Census Bureau leaders this week to discuss the once-a-decade count details. The audio, transcript, FAQs, and background material are available in the press kit.
Total response rates are also available for other states and self-response rates down to the census tract level. Note: Self-response rate information does not depict how many housing units they counted in an area.
Additionally, Nonresponse Followup completion rates show the completion of each area census office’s workload, including following up with nonresponding households, verifying respondent-provided addresses, resolving the status of vacant housing units, and other quality checks on self-responses and census taker work. These rates do not equate to enumeration rates in the area.
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every ten years. The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States as of April 1, 2020, and it determines the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives. The census is also the result of how the government allocates hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds for the next ten years for critical public services and infrastructure like emergency response, fire departments, schools, hospitals, roads, and bridges.
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