Exceeding their 2010 Census response rate, the CSPDC localities of Augusta, Buena Vista, Rockingham, Staunton and Waynesboro recorded response rates of 70% or higher. However, Bath and Highland rank among the 10 lowest response rates in Virginia. Out of all responses collected in the CSPDC region, 50% of residents filled out the 2020 Census online.
The Census Bureau concluded data collection on October 15 and will report population counts to the President by December 31, 2020. This data helps determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and the amount of funds allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers each year.