BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — 99.9 percent of households in Massachusetts have been accounted for in the 2020 Census, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Although the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order allowing the Trump Administration to end the count more than two weeks earlier than planned, the U.S. Census Bureau said nearly every household in the state was accounted for, with door-to-door counting efforts continuing until 11 p.m. on Thursday October 15th.
Along with nearly every housing unit in Massachusetts, the USCB said it was also able to account for "well over" 99.9 percent of addresses nationwide as of October 16th
67 percent were accounted for through self-response online, by phone or by mail, and 32.9 percent were accounted for through the Bureau's Nonresponse Followup operation.
"The self-response rate is higher than the final self-response rate for the 2010 Census," the agency said. "Over 99.9 percent of addresses have been resolved in 49 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The remaining state, Louisiana, was 99.0 percent complete as of October 16."
The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution to count everyone living in the United States once every decade. It determines the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives, and it inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated for the next 10 years for critical public services and infrastructure like emergency response, fire departments, schools, hospitals, roads and bridges.
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