Don’t forget to respond: 2020 Census reminder postcards arriving this week

The U.S. Census Bureau is beginning to send reminder notice postcards to an estimated
69 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. About 53.4% of households across the country have already responded since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12.

Those households that have not yet responded to the census will receive an in person visit by a census taker to collect their information later this summer.

Starting April 27-May 9 households will receive another reminder postcard in the mail. Responding now to the 2020 Census will minimize the need for a census taker to visit your home later this year. For more information, visit


As of Sunday, April 26, six North Texas counties are amongst the Top 10 for the state of Texas Census counts.

Rockwall County remains on top of all Texas counties with a 61.1 percent response rate (64,103 households). Known as one of the top 25 fastest-growing counties in the U.S., since last decennial (2010), Rockwall County has led the state in Census counts since the beginning of its self-response mission that began on March 12.

Amongst North Texas cities, Colleyville and Trophy Club are ranked as the third and fourth highest amongst Census counts with a 76.4 percent response (Colleyville) and 74.4 percent response (Trophy Club). The city of Haslet rounds out the Top 10 for Texas cities with 75.3 percent of their homes responding.

Over the past week, 300,000 Texas households responded to the Census bringing the total up to 5.9 million homes. The Lone Star State also moved up a notch to 39th in the nation among Census counts. See the latest Top 10 chart on Census counts by county and city for the state of Texas below:

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. Just as in the 2010 Census, I have not received anything from them. The website says you need to wait until you get a code from them in the mail. Guess they don’t want to count me.

  2. I apologize for your not getting anything on behalf of the Census Bureau. You can go online to and use your address to complete the survey unless you have a non-city type of address. If your address is non-city type, then you will be receiving a paper survey left at your door. This Covid 19 situation has delayed the drop off of the paper survey.

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