Perkins County leading region in census response

Perkins County residents lead the southwest Nebraska region in completing the 2020 census questionnaires. 

As of June 21, a total of 65.9% of residents have turned in their census data. 

Of those responding, 53.1% submitted their census data online. 

Perkins County closely mirrors the state response rate with 67.8% submitting the data. Of those, 53.7% submitted info online. 

Of the other counties in southwest Nebraska, Lincoln County had the highest completion rate of 65.7%. Keith County comes in at the lowest with only 47.2% submitting their data thus far. 

Red Willow County stands at 64.4%; Hayes, 54.7%; Chase, 53.7%; Dundy, 51%; Hitchcock, 49.4%; Frontier, 48.2%.

Upcoming timelines

Beginning July 1 through early September, census takers will work with administrators at colleges, senior centers, prisons, and other facilities that house large groups of people to make sure everyone is counted.

Beginning Aug. 11 through October, census takers will interview homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

In December, the Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.


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