2020 Census: Becker County much lower than State Response Rate

2020 Census: Becker County much lower than State Response Rate Click to Enlarge

UNDATED--As the 2020 U.S. Census continues across the country, local residents are urged to complete their Census questionnaire. U.S. Census Bureau and regional census directors remind Minnesota residents that it's important to complete the nine-question census questionnaire for a couple reasons:

  • 1. Congressional Districts--Minnesota could potentially lose a seat, going from eight to seven districts. In 2010, Minnesota came within 8,000 people, out of 5.6 million, to losing a Representative.
  • 2. Over $500-Billion are distributed the US States/Territories each year, for 10 years based off the Decennial Census Data.
    • The website MN.gov extrapolates that each person NOT counted results in $2,800 per year of missed funding for Minnesota (that's $28,000 a person not counted--over the next 10-year period.

Minnesota continues to lead the nation with the highest self-response rate at 70.5%.

This week, Becker County's total response rate is 49.5%.

As of June 8th, the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau on response rates in Becker County communities:

Becker County cities with response rates higher than 50% are Detroit Lakes who is at 62.4% and Frazee is at 58.2%.

Becker County cities with response under 50%: Audubon (48.5%), Callaway (19.5%), Lake Park (45.1%), Ogema (8.5%), Wolf Lake (47.2%).

Becker County Townships with high response rates: Atlanta-- 80%, Audubon--51.1%, Burlington--69.3%, Carsonville --50.4%, Cuba-- 61.2%, Detroit--59.4%, Erie --63.3%, Evergreen --57.7%, Green Valley --56.2%, Hamden --75%, Lake Park Twp -- 54.6%, Osage Twp --53.4%, Richwood Twp -- 69.7%, Runeberg Twp --62.8%, Silver Leaf Twp --61.5%, Spruce Grove--58.6%, Walworth--55.8%, Wolf Lake --56%

Becker County Townships with low response rates: Eagle View--13.5%, Forest--15.2%, Height of Land--49.6%, Holmesville--49.6%, Lake Eunice--38.2%, Lake View --43.4%, Maple Grove--12.1%, Pine Point-- 5.8%, Riceville--39%, Round Lake--8%, Savannah--37.5%, Shell Lake--38.6%, Spring Creek--24.5%, Sugar Bush--20.4%, Toad Lake--46.3%, Two Inlets--38%, White Earth 11.7%

Census Takers are in the area, out in the field, hand delivering Census packets. In March, the Census Bureau had delayed Field Operations due to COVID-19--this may be why some residents may have not yet received anything regarding the 2020 Census.

See other response rates:

https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html




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