Carroll County Leads in Census Reporting

Carroll County is currently in the lead for top response rate from Maryland counties with a 75.8 percent self-response rate. Maryland currently sits just behind Virginia for highest cumulative total self-response rate in the mid-Atlantic region.

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From Carroll County’s press release:

“The Census is very important to our Carroll County community and I am thrilled our residents are fantastic at completing the census questionnaire,” said Carroll County Census Coordinator Laura Russell. “There is still time to complete the information and we encourage everyone to do so as each uncounted person costs the county over $18,000 in federal funding.”

In 2010, Carroll County also led the state with a final response rate of 83% and the county is asking residents to help surpass this percentage in 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau has adjusting its 2020 operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is currently estimated that field operations will resume after June 1, dates are expected to vary by state depending on the phase of their COVID-19 response. The self-response phase of reporting has recently been extended to October 31, 2020. The U.S. Bureau has also changed the deadline to deliver data from December 31, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

For more information, or to complete your census, visit the Maryland Census 2020 website.

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