Maryland Nears Tenth Place in Census Reporting

2020-census-md-logoMaryland is just six-tenths of a percentage point behind Indiana for the 10th slot in the census self-reporting rankings by state. 

The U.S. Census Bureau’s rankings show Maryland is narrowly behind Indiana for the tenth spot in the top ten self-reporting state numbers. The nation hit a milestone on Sunday, May 31, with 60.5% of the self-response rate achieved.

Counties in Maryland are also nearing or surpassing their own records from the 2010 Census. Calvert County just beat it’s 2010 reporting rate, St. Mary’s County is within eight-tenths of a percent of the 2010 rate, Kent County is within 1.5%, and Caroline County is just 1.1% from achieving it’s 2010 reporting rate.

The census is quick and easy to complete, either online, via telephone, or by mail. Census numbers help direct billions of dollars in federal funding to local communities for important public services. The census count is also used to redraw legislative districts based on population count.

You can also view census counts by county by visiting the Maryland Census website, where they’ve added this informative chart.

The U.S. Census is private and confidential. Complete your census today by visiting the Census2020 website.