2020 Census update

The 2020 US Census is continuing, and here is how this area shapes up as far as responding to the brief survey, which can be completed online in just a few minutes at www.2020Census.gov.

The national response rate comes in at 61.9%, with Tennessee’s at 61.4.

In Tennessee, Williamson County has the highest response rate at 74.6%, which ranks 96th out of all the counties in the nation. Locally, Loudon (69.8%), Blount (67.4%), and Knox (66.8%) rank ahead of Anderson County, which has the 16th highest response rate among Tennessee’s counties at 65.3%. Roane County’s response rate is 61%, Morgan County’s is 55.9% and Campbell County’s rate stands at 52%.

In Anderson County, Oak Ridge has the highest response rate among cities at 68.1%, with Clinton trailing with a 67.3% response rate. That is notable because of a friendly wager between the city managers of each municipality in which the manager of the town with the lower response rate will have to wear the colors of the winning city’s high school.

62.2% of Oliver Springs’ residents have completed the Census, which helps direct federal resources for a wide array of programs and services for the next decade. Norris has come on strong after an exceedingly slow start, now with a response rate of 60.4%, while Rocky Top (still listed as Lake City by the Census Bureau) has a rate of 49.4%.

Jacksboro leads cities in Campbell County with a response rate of 62%, well ahead of both Caryville (52.2%), Jellico (51.9%), and LaFollette (51.7%)
In Roane County, Kingston leads far and away among municipalities with a robust 67%. Rockwood’s rate comes in at 56.4% and Harriman has a response rate of 54.1%.

In Morgan County, Oakdale has a response rate of 53.4%, placing it ahead of both Wartburg (51.3%) and Sunbright (48.7%).

Complete the Census at www.2020Census.gov.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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