Marylanders’ self-response rate to the U.S. Census has outpaced the national average so far, figures on the Census Bureau website showed Friday.
According to the Census Bureau, 45.8% of Marylanders have filled out their Census forms so far, compared to the nationwide figure of 42.8%.
The response rate has been highest so far in Howard County, the state’s most affluent jurisdiction, followed by Carroll and Montgomery counties. It has been lowest in Worcester County on the Eastern Shore.
Wednesday was the day Americans were supposed to fill out short Census forms, electronically or by mail. The Census Bureau and state and local agencies do extensive followup to attempt to accurately count the U.S. population.
Through Friday, Maryland’s response rate by jurisdiction was as follows:
Anne Arundel 49.9%
Baltimore City 35.7%
Baltimore County 47.2%
Prince George’s 43.3%
Queen Anne’s 43.2%
St. Mary’s 44.9%