U.S. Census Bureau and Native American Communities Work Together
to Ensure Every Person is Counted in Reno Area
*** Census Bureau Available for Interviews***
WHAT: The U.S. Census Bureau is working with tribal leaders to encourage American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities to participate in the 2020 Census before time runs out. In the 2010 Census, the American Indians and Alaska Native population living on reservations was undercounted by 4.9 percent – one of the highest undercounts of any group.
To collect responses, census takers are making a final effort, visiting reservation areas where allowed and calling households to help individuals with responding to the 2020 Census.
As of September 27, the U.S. total response rate is 97.7%. The total response rate in Nevada is 98.6%, while the self-response rate in Nevada is 66%. The city of Reno’s self-response rate is 68.1%, but tribal areas in the region are not seeing the same responses.