Arizona Response Rate to US Census at 58.8%


Have you filled out your 2020 Census form? The Census taking started in March 2020, to record the number of people in your household on April 1, 2020.  Arizona’s response rate as of today is 58.8%, behind the National average of 62.1%.

Minnesota has the highest response rate at 71.6% with Puerto Rico (Trust Territory) at only 24.9% the lowest.  All responses are due by October 31, 2020, unless extended.

If you want to see how other US states are doing, here’s the response rate link with a map in shades of blue and brown:

Starting the week on July 16 Census takers started following up with Nonresponding Households in various communities around the nation, but none listed in Arizona:

So, if you haven’t responded yet to the U.S. Census, here’s how to respond – online, by phone, or by mail:

Be counted! You can complete the census online or by phone in 13 different languages: English,Spanish,ChineseVietnameseKoreanRussianArabicTagalogPolishFrenchHaitian CreolePortuguese, and Japanese.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Woohoo: Arizona response rate finally reached 60.1%. Minnesota still leading the country at 72.6%, with Puerto Rico at the bottom at 29.3%. Alaska trails the lower 48 (and Hawaii) at only 50.2%.

  2. The census is so simple to do that it’s almost laughable. DO IT PEOPLE!! Be a citizen. There’s no excuse. We’re all at home! Takes no time at all.

    • It’s quite interesting to see the nationwide response rate, state of state and US Territories. Wonder why Minnesota is so high, and it has been for weeks. Thanks for your comment. The Census only took us about 10 minutes to do.

      • Every site I visit I make this comment… and I made sure that my family all did their part. NOT doing this simple task is why we can’t have nice things. It’s infuriating. Once every 10 years should not be hard

        • Thanks for your comments. I don’t know why it’s so hard to fill out the survey, but I’ve been on several town halls with minority group members saying that their population doesn’t trust the government and is reluctant to reply. That’s probably why we aren’t even at 60% yet, and it’s been months since this started. And if you take a look at the nationwide map of response rates, the Northern states are doing better than the South.

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