Rio Grande Valley Census Self-Response Rate Down From 2010


The U.S. Census Bureau apparently had to work a little harder in the Rio Grande Valley to get people to respond to this year’s Census.

The Census Bureau’s website shows that only one county in the Valley had a higher self-response rate this year when compared to 2010. Starr County had a self-response rate of nearly 49-percent, beating its 2010 total of just over 45-percent.

Hidalgo County was down slightly from the self-response rate ten years ago, while Cameron and Willacy counties dropped more sharply. The self-response rate measures the percentage of a county’s population that responds to the Census by mail, phone or Internet.

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