Census 2020: One-third of Ohioans respond so far; Enon at top in area

One-third of Ohioans have responded to the 2020 Census count that is underway, putting the state just above the national average of 30.2 percent, data shows. 

While parts of the area exceed the state and national averages, Enon leads with a nearly 40 percent response rate, according to a U.S. Census Bureau online response rate map.

Tremont City trailed with a 3 percent response rate.

Census Day on April 1 is just days away, which is the official count day and is the date by which everyone should have received invitations with detailed instructions on how respond online, over the phone or by mail.

Why does the 2020 Census matter?

The results will help determine how billions in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade in areas including highway construction, education and school lunches, or housing assistance for older adults.

Following are response rates as of March 26, the most recent available :

Enon: 39.9 percent

Yellow Springs: 37.8 percent

De Graff: 37 percent

New Carlisle: 35.3 percent

Urbana: 32.1 percent

Bellefontaine: 31.7 percent

Mutual: 30.4 percent

Springfield: 29.7 percent

Mechanicsburg: 27.7 percent

North Lewisberg: 25.5 percent

Woodstock: 24.8 percent

South Vienna: 23 percent

Catawba: 22.5 percent

South Charleston: 22.4 percent

St. Paris: 22.2 percent

Clifton: 20.5 percent

Donnelsville: 20.3 percent

North Hampton: 15.3 percent

Christiansburg: 4 percent

Tremont City: 3 percent

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