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Map shows census response rate

Monday, July 27, 2020 by Tai Moses

With all the kerfuffle about the pandemic, you might be wondering: How’s the U.S. Census 2020 count going? Jeff Engstrom, a senior planner with the Planning and Zoning Department, created this map to answer that very question. The map, which is updated every weekday with data from the U.S. Census Bureau, shows how many households in Austin have responded to the census. The census tracts are colored in shades of orange and blue: Dark orange represents low response rates, light colors represent response rates near 50 percent and dark blue represents the highest response rates. The boundaries of City Council districts are also depicted. Census 2020 started on April 1 and continues through October. If you haven’t yet filled out the census form online, please take 10 minutes out of your day and do it now. Every person really does count.

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