Data as of Sunday, April 19, 2020 | Graphic courtesy US Census

El Paso’s census numbers edge Texas’ overall response; Horizon City leads area at 50.9%

Just 40 days in, America has responded to the Census with 50 percent of the nation’s households answering questionnaires, with the Sun City keeping pace with their fellow Americans.

According to local US Census officials, the country reached the important milestone in the 2020 Census on Saturday, April 18, with 44.4 percent of the questionnaire responses taking place online, and the other 5.6 percent by phone or mail.

As of Tuesday, April 21st, the nation now has 75,000,000 (51 percent) households who have completed the Census, with the state of Minnesota leading the way at 60 percent.

Statewide, 5.6 million homes have counted themselves, placing Texas 40th in regard to households counted.

The State of Texas is at 46.2%, while El Paso County’s rate is at 46.7%. The City of El Paso’s rate comes in 48.7% with Horizon City at a high 50.9% and San Elizario trailing at 24.5%. See the latest chart on Census counts El Paso and surrounding neighbors. 

Each day, the U.S. Census road mapper will update to show where the nation is in its self-response rates. To view these updates, visit the Census response rate page.

Residents still have time to respond to the Census whether online, phone or by mail. The deadline to respond online or phone is October 31.

For households that did not respond as of April 8, they should have received a paper questionnaire in the mail. It has never been easier to respond on your own—all without having to meet a census taker.

To complete the Census, residents can simply go to to respond online. They can call 844-330-2020 via phone.

Additionally, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations in order to:

  • Protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees.
  • Implement guidance from federal, state and local authorities.
  • Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.