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Despite COVID-19 Setback, Oregon Doing Well By 2020 Census

U.S. Census Bureau

While the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted the 2020 Census effort, Oregon respondents are doing fine, according to a Census official.

Misty Slater is a public spokesperson representing a 3-state territory which includes Oregon. With the latest figures as of Friday afternoon (6/12), Slater says its self-response rate of 63.6 percent ranks it 17th in the U.S.

“They’re nearing their 2010 self-response rate which was 66.9 percent," she says. "Eugene is 38th in the state for cities, at 68.2 percent. And it’s also nearing its 2010 Census repsonse rate, at 71.8 percent.”  

Lane County ranks sixth out of all Oregon counties.

The self-response deadline was extended from July 31st to October 31st, due to issues caused by the pandemic.

The National Census self-response rate is 60.9 percent.

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