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Census 2020 Response Rate Analysis: New York State & City Overview


Prepared October 22, 2020

Slides from this presentation are displayed below, from a webinar hosted by New York Counts 2020. A PDF version of the presentation is also available.

Highlighted topics:

  • Latest self-response rates for New York State and the counties and cities with the highest/lowest rates at the early end (10/15) of the data collection period.
  • Counties, cities, etc meeting or surpassing 2010 goalpost rates.
  • Growth of concentration of counties meeting/surpassing 2010 rates.
  • NYC self-response rates:
    • NYC overall did not meet its 2010 rate, but 3 of the 5 boroughs did;
    • citywide rate of 61.8% reflects impressive effort by stakeholder groups, but many neighborhoods predominantly of people of color and/or immigrants still had low rates;
    • notable self-response rate increases during NonResponse FollowUp (NRFU), but decision to cut short door-knocking means many neighborhoods still could face uncertain counts.
  • Key takeaways and final thoughts.

Other links of interest:

For more information, contact:

Center for Urban Research

at the Graduate Center, City University of New York

All work and materials are supported by a grant from the 2020 Census Project

and developed in partnership with the Leadership Conference Education Fund.