CENSUS UPDATE: Clark County ties US in completed Census 2020 forms; Henderson remains top performing city in So. Nevada

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Courtesy: Nevada Census Facebook page

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County has now tied the U.S. in completed Census 2020 forms after response rates increased by more than 2 percent in the county last week, according to data released by the Nevada Census 2020 outreach team. The U.S. and Clark County’s self-response rate is currently 56.6 percent.

The state’s coordinators are providing weekly statewide self-response rates for this year’s Census. 

The cities of Henderson and Boulder City currently lead Southern Nevada cities with the highest number of completed Census 2020 forms, according to data released by the Nevada Census 2020 outreach team.

The newest data, released Tuesday, shows that Henderson has increased its response rate from last week and remains the top performing city in Southern Nevada, leading with 66.1 percent. Boulder City has remained in second place for two weeks, with 64.8% response-rate.

Nevada has climbed another 3 percent in its self-response rate from last week’s report. The state’s self-response rate is currently 56 percent, while Las Vegas’ response-rate is 58.4 percent.

Information provided by the U.S. Census Bureau reflects data as of Monday, May 4.

The top three performing Nevada cities based on self-response rates include:

  • Fallon: 66.3%
  • Henderson: 66.1%
  • Boulder City: 64.8%

The top three performing Nevada counties based on self-response rate include:

  • Churchill County: 64.3%
  • Carson City County: 61.3%
  • Lyon County: 60.3%

Additional statewide response rates include: 

  • Caliente: 7.7%
  • Carlin: 10.8%
  • Carson City: 61.3%
  • Clark County: 56.6%
  • Douglas County: 54.7%
  • Elko: 51.9%
  • Elko County: 41.5%
  • Ely: 47.1%
  • Esmeralda County: 3.2%
  • Eureka County: 11.6%
  • Fernley: 63.2%
  • Humboldt County: 49.9%
  • Lander County: 35.2%
  • Las Vegas: 58.4%
  • Lincoln County: 11.6%
  • Lovelock: 20.8%
  • Mesquite: 63.2%
  • Mineral County: 23.9%
  • North Las Vegas: 57.8%
  • Nye County: 38.9%
  • Pershing County: 33.7%
  • Reno: 58.5%
  • Storey County: 47.6%
  • Sparks: 60.5%
  • Washoe County: 59.3%
  • Wells: 11.2%
  • West Wendover: 35.5%
  • White Pine County: 34.6%
  • Winnemucca: 56%
  • Yerington: 56.4%

Government officials urge Nevadans to fill out the Census because for every person counted, the state will receive $2,000 each year for ten years. The money goes directly to help fund communities to stay healthy, safe and educated. If everyone in Nevada is counted, the state could receive over $67 billion in federal funding over ten years. Funding programs include, but not limited to:

  • Medicaid
  • Health Care Centers
  • Nutrition Services for Senior Citizens
  • School breakfast programs
  • Head Start
  • Pell Grants
  • Career and Technical Education Grants
  • Highway Planning and Construction
  • Water & Waste Disposal Systems for Rural Communities

All Nevadans are encouraged to complete Census forms onlineClick HERE to complete it.

You can also complete the Census via phone (844-330-2020; for Spanish 844-468-2020), or mail in the hard copy questionnaire.

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