Nonresponse Followup was the final 2020 Census data collection operation to count households that had not already responded online, by phone, or by returning their completed questionnaire. The map below shows the completion rates for the Nonresponse Followup operation by area census office.
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Note: A limited number of areas were part of the NRFU “soft launch” beginning July 16 and could have higher progress rates due to more time in the field.
This is the percent of the Nonresponse Followup workload completed. The workload included households that did not self-respond as well as other case types that were used to improve the accuracy of the census, such as quality control cases.
The number of completed Nonresponse Followup cases was divided by the total NRFU workload.
The two percentages are not comparable. The percentage in this graphic is a reflection of just the Nonresponse Followup workload. The percentage provided in the Enumeration Progress table is a reflection of the entire housing unit universe for the 2020 Census. Both the numerators and denominators are different between this graphic and the Enumeration Progress table. For this graphic, the numerator is the number of completed Nonresponse Followup cases (including all case types) and the denominator is the total Nonresponse Followup workload. For the Enumeration Progress table, the numerator is the number of completed Nonresponse Followup cases (just the cases for households that have not self-responded) and the denominator is the full housing unit universe for the 2020 Census.
The percentage in the Self-Response Rate Map represents the percentage of the entire housing unit universe that self-responded online, by phone, or by returning a completed paper questionnaire. This map just represents the completion percentage for the Nonresponse Followup workload, which is the households that have not self-responded as well as other case types that are used to improve the accuracy of the census, such as quality control cases.
The Census Bureau has not historically produced this information by area census office during data collection operations.
The Operational Assessments for the 2010 Census are the most complete source of operational data from the various 2010 Census operations. The assessments can be found here.
All cases (and all case types) in the Nonresponse Followup workload for each area census office.
The Census Bureau is committed to a complete and accurate count. This table provided our progress for the final data collection operation to count households that did not respond online, by phone, or by returning a completed paper questionnaire, as well as other case types that were used to improve the accuracy of the census, such as quality control cases.
During the 2020 Census, temporary regional census centers (RCCs) were established under the permanent regional offices. These RCCs oversaw decennial operations out of 248 local area census offices (ACOs) nationwide. The ACOs housed the managers, staff, materials, and equipment needed to support the hundreds of thousands of Census Bureau employees conducting the Nonresponse Followup and all other field operations.