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Md. Outpaces U.S. in Census Responses So Far

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:

Allegany 44.0%

Anne Arundel 49.9%

Baltimore City 35.7%

Baltimore County 47.2%

Calvert 50.1%

Caroline 41.9%

Carroll 53.8%

Cecil 41.8%

Charles 47.9%

Dorchester 39.5%

Frederick 50.8%

Garrett 34.1%

Harford 51.1%

Howard 54.8%

Kent 39.0%

Montgomery 51.1%

Prince George’s 43.3%

Queen Anne’s 43.2%

Somerset 37.2%

St. Mary’s 44.9%

Talbot 41.6%

Washington 44.7%

Wicomico 41.9%

Worcester 20.9%

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