Your response matters.

There are many ways the 2020 Census can shape Dare County. 
See the impact it can have on your community.

Questions asked.

The census survey is short and easy.
See the short list of questions that will be asked.

Your security matters.

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. They cannot share responses identifying individuals with the public or other federal agencies (until 72 years after the information is collected). 
See how the Census Bureau protects your data.

For more information visit Census.govUS Census Logo

What Dare is Doing to Help
How to Help
Be Counted. Stay Safe. - A message from the Sheriff.


Help educate and inform our local community by using these resources.

Click here to access the toolkit.

The 2020 Census counts everyone living Dare County. A complete and accurate count is vital for the entire community.  The Census is conducted just once every ten years as required by the United States Constitution. The basic data it collects helps to shape the future for you, your family, and your neighbors. It informs the allocation of funding for the community as well as determines the number of seats each state gets in Congress. Every person (both citizens and non-citizens) living in Dare County at the time of the Census must complete the survey.  

Community Challenge: Respond Now!

Is the response rate low where you live? Take the survey now and challenge your friends and neighbors to fill it out for their household! 

Dare County Actual Overall Response Rate: 65%*

The map below is updated weekly on Mondays by 3 p.m. 

Dare County Census Response Rate as of June 1, 2020 is 65%.

Please note: Dare County’s response rate shown here is different from what’s shown on the census response website where areas with high rates of vacancy and undeliverable mail show  lower rates of self-response. Dare County is unique in that many housing units are vacant, therefore, it skews the self-response rate percentage. The rates shown here have taken the vacant housing units into account for a more accurate portrayal of response by area.