Nevada Census 2020 Celebrates National Census Day on April 1

Nevada Census 2020 Celebrates

National Census Day on April 1
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 

All Nevadans are encouraged to complete Census forms

Response rates listed reflect U.S. Census Bureau data as of Monday, March 30

National Census Day is observed nationwide on April 1 as a day in which all individuals are to be counted in the Census. Nevada Census 2020 encourages every Nevadan to participate and count every person living in their home on April 1 on their Census forms.

In light of public health concerns, it’s important Nevadans know they can be counted without leaving home. Now easier than ever, Nevadans can complete the Census through one of three safe, confidential and quick ways from the comfort of their own homes: online (, via phone (844-330-2020; for Spanish 844-468-2020), or mail in the hard copy questionnaire. Census forms take less than 10 minutes to complete and helps ensure Nevada gets its fair share of federal funding.

Nevada’s response rate is 34.5%, compared to the U.S. response rate, which currently sits at 34.7%. Statewide response rates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau reflect data as of Monday, March 30:

  • Caliente: 1.9%
  • Carlin: 3.3%
  • Boulder City: 43.2%
  • Carson City: 39.6 %
  • Elko: 28.7%
  • Fallon: 42%
  • Fernley: 38.9%
  • Henderson: 41.5%
  • Las Vegas: 36.4%
  • Lovelock: 12.2%
  • Mesquite: 42%
  • North Las Vegas: 34.8%
  • Reno: 36.2%
  • Sparks: 37.7%
  • Wells: 1.7%
  • West Wendover: 17.8%
  • Winnemucca: 34.7%
  • Yerington: 42.4%

Response rates per congressional district, as of Monday, March 30:   

  • CD1: 29.4%
  • CD2: 35.5%
  • CD3: 37.9%
  • CD4: 34.3%

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 1, 2020       

WHY:  For every person counted, Nevada stands to receive $2,000 each year for ten years that goes directly to help fund communities to stay healthy, safe and educated – that’s over $67 billion in federal funding over ten years if everyone is counted. Funding programs include, but not limited to:

  • Medicaid
  • Health Care Centers
  • Nutrition Services for Senior Citizens
  • School breakfast programs
  • Head Start
  • Pell Grants
  • Career and Technical Education Grants
  • Highway Planning and Construction
  • Water & Waste Disposal Systems for Rural Communities

Provided by the 2020 Nevada Statewide Census Complete Count Committee