According to U.S. Census statistics, 56% of the state has responded to the 2020 census. That was slightly below the 60% national average.

The Maricopa County average is 61%.

The most responsive of West Valley cities have been Litchfield Park and Peoria, where two-thirds have responded to the household count. Goodyear was just behind them.

Buckeye and Glendale were slightly ahead of the state average. Avondale, El Mirage and Tolleson trailed the state average for responses.

The Census Bureau began mailing paper questionnaires in mid-April to homes that had not yet responded. The mailing has information on how to respond online, by phone or by mail. 

To learn more or respond online, visit my2020census.gov.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline to respond was extended to Oct. 31.

Census response rates in West Valley cities:

• Avondale, 53%.

• Buckeye, 58%.

• El Mirage, 52%.

• Glendale, 58%.

• Goodyear, 62%.

• Litchfield Park, 67%.

• Peoria, 66%.

• Tolleson, 53%.