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Report: Churchill County leads Nevada in census responses

April 28, 2020 GMT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — More than half of Nevada households have filled out their census questionnaire, matching the nationwide response rate of 53.4%, a report said.

The Census Bureau released data Monday that revealed that Boulder City, Henderson and Fallon had over 60% participation, the Nevada Appeal reported. Boulder City had the highest participation rate with 62.6%.

Response rates in Nevada counties have varied with the highest at 59.6% in Churchill County, followed by 57.2% in Carson City and over 50% in Lyon, Washoe, Douglas and Clark counties, a report said.

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The 2020 Census Report began in January with Alaska and is scheduled to end in July.

Any residents who have not filled out the census before its scheduled end will receive up to five mailings until a census taker is expected to visit to collect information in person, the bureau said.

Participation is mandatory although no one has been fined for refusing since 1970.

Census counts are used to determine how many seats a state receives in the U.S. House of Representatives, and determines how the federal government divides $1.5 trillion a year among the states and communities.

The highest response rate nationwide is 64% in Minnesota, while the lowest is 35.6% in Alaska, the report said.