Oct. 23, 2020
Escambia County in the Top 25 for Census Self-Response in Florida
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2020 Census data collection has been completed with well over 99.9% of addresses nationwide accounted for. As of Oct. 16, the national self-response rate is 67.0%, with the City of Pensacola’s response rate as 68.8%,
Escambia County's self-response rate as 64.6% and Florida’s self-response rate as 63.8%. Escambia County is in the top 25 for Census self-response in Florida,
ranking at 24.
This year, the 2020 Census had many unprecedented obstacles, but even during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, Census responses were still readily encouraged every day. As a result, according to the 2020 Census Bureau, the 2020 self-response rate is higher than the final self-response rate for the 2010 Census.“Despite challenging circumstances this year, I’m proud of the City of Pensacola residents who took the time to complete the 2020 Census, and I thank everyone who participated,” Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said. “By completing your 2020 Census, you played an important role in securing funding and other valuable resources for our community for years to come.”
The 2020 Census data will now be used to help shape many different aspects of every community throughout the U.S., from highway planning and public transit to educational programs, hospitals, fire departments and housing assistance. "On behalf of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners, we want to say thank you to everyone for participating in the 2020 Census," said Chairman and District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry. "Your responses help determine how much federal funding will flow into communities like Escambia County every year for the next decade. Thank you for doing your part to help shape our community's future and further make a positive impact in this community."
These results also help communities in times of natural disasters. The Census produces timely local data that is critical to emergency planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts for all types of emergencies on the local, state and federal levels.
To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit 2020census.gov
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