Overview of Response Rates

Current Self-Response Rates as of 09/02



HTC Census Tracts




Response Rates Over Time

State and County Self-Response Rates Over Time

  • The USCB started publishing self-response rate data on 03/20/2020.

  • While the state response rate is consistently about 4-5 percentage points above the county rate, both state and county rates have steadily increased throughout the self-response period.

  • There has been an uptick in response rate increases over the past few weeks (08/19 to 09/02).

  • The final self-response rate for California in 2010 was 68.2%, and the final 2010 rate for Los Angeles County was 69%.

  • Both CA and LA County are approaching their respective 2010 self-response rates, and we continue to see steady increases in self-response despite challenges, including those related to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.