2020 Census Alert

2020 Census Alert

Map of Cape Cod showing 2020 Census response rate by town
Time Range For Action Alert: 
July 2, 2020 to August 15, 2020


Map of Cape Cod showing 2020 Census response rate by townMassachusetts’ response rate to the 2020 census is 63.9 % to date. 
Barnstable County’s is 46.1%.

With such a low response rate, we stand to lose Federal funds for many things.  When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

Graph showing response rate ranges by color

If you haven’t responded, please do so! Go to https://my2020census.gov/ And contact friends and neighbors: let them know the importance of their response.


Barnstable                 53.5 %

Brewster             45.11 %

Chatham                  32.9 %

Dennis                       33.5 %

Eastham                 34.1 %

Harwich                    45.9%

Mashpee                    49.7 %

Orleans                   41.9 %

Wellfleet                   27.9%

Truro                          23.5%

Provincetown           27.3%

Falmouth                  48.4 %

Sandwich                    66.1%

Yarmouth               51.3%

Bourne                      53.5 %




Issues referenced by this action alert: