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Front Page - Friday, October 2, 2020

Hamilton County surpasses its 2010 census self-response rate




The latest 2020 census response rates show Hamilton County has surpassed its 2010 census self-response rate. As of last week, 67.4% of Hamilton County residents have self-responded to the 2020 census, making it one of just five counties in Tennessee that have surpassed their rate from the 2010 census.

Households in Hamilton County who have yet to respond can complete the 2020 census online, by phone or by mail. Households that do not respond to the census will receive a visit from a census taker.

The Census Bureau encourages the public to respond online at 2020census.gov. Households can respond online in English or 12 other languages or by phone. Households can also respond by mail using the paper questionnaire.

As required by the U.S. Constitution, the once-a-decade census must count every person living in the United States. Census data informs how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed for health clinics, school lunch programs, disaster recovery initiatives and other programs and services for the next 10 years.

Source: Census Bureau