U.S. Census Bureau's time to complete the 2020 Census has been shortened by one month!

The U.S. Census Bureau will conclude its 2020 Census count by Sept. 30, a month sooner than announced when field operations were extended due to COVID-19.

Census takers are already visiting households who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. If a census worker stops by and the door isn't answered, the worker will leave a notice of the visit along with the household's Census ID and encouragement to respond right away. Click here to learn more about census visits.

Remember, every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts each resident in the United States. Data collected in the U.S. Census brings the right amount of federal money to your local community for local programs that help you and your neighbors. For every household that doesn’t get counted, we lose $39,000 over a 10-year period.

How is Johnson County doing?

Johnson County cities and townships are doing great! As of Aug. 6. Johnson County has the highest response in Kansas with a 76.1% self-response rate. To put that in perspective, the national rate of self-response is 63.1%. As you can see below, all JoCo cities and townships are performing better than the national self-response rate. Here are state rankings out of Kansas' 1,807 cities and townships. Extra kudos to Mission Woods for coming in #2 in the entire state of Kansas for its self-response rate!

City Self-Response Rate
as of 8/6/20
State Ranking
Mission Woods 88.8% #2
Oxford Twnship 86.3% #4
Fairway 83.5% #16
Leawood 82.5% #27
Westwood Hills 82.4% #28
Mission Hills 82.2% #33
Aubry Twnshp 80.7% #54
McCamish Twnshp 80.6% #58
Prairie Village 80.4% #61
Lake Quivira 80.1% #73
Westwood 79.7% #85
Shawnee 78.6% #105
Lexington Twnshp 78.6% #105
Olathe 76.5% #165
Spring Hill 76.3% #175
Merriam 75.8% #190
Roeland Park 75.8% #190
Overland Park 74.7% #218
Gardner 73.6% #251
Gardner Twnshp 73.5% #260
Lenexa 73.0% #280
Mission 72.1% #319
Edgerton 70.4% #386
De Soto 68.5% #447

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