Though Richardson residents have been responding to the 2020 Census at a higher rate than statewide responses, Richardson’s Complete Count Committee is reminding those who haven’t responded to do so as soon as possible. Amidst economic uncertainties due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Census is more important than ever, as results will determine which communities will benefit from federal funding over the next 10 years and determine representation in government at all levels.

The deadline to respond is Aug. 14. Residents may respond online with a unique 16-digit code (mailed to each address in mid-March), or via mail using a paper questionnaire (mailed in early April to addresses where a response had not been received). Reminder postcards containing the online codes have also been mailed to residents.

Census response statistics as of April 30:
59.2 percent—Richardson self-response
50.3 percent—Texas self-response
55.6 percent—National self-response