Census Numbers Remain Low Across The Lake Area

Local News Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Residents across the Lake area still have a way to go in self-responding to the 2020 Census.

According to the Census website, Osage Beach continues to be the area with the lowest responses at only 28 percent while Linn Creek and Lake Ozark are in the middle of the road with roughly a 34 percent response rate.

Camdenton currently leads the pack with a 60 percent response rate and Eldon remains a close second at 59.6 percent.

Across the Tri-County region, Miller County has a response rate of 52.1 percent, Camden County is at 33 percent and Morgan County is at 38.8 percent

The state of Missouri is at 61.7 percent.


Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts everyone who lives in the United States. Responding to the 2020 Census gives everyone in the community the opportunity to help shape their future. A complete and accurate count determines our representation in Jefferson City and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

People may respond to the 2020 Census from their smartphone, table or computer as well.


Self-Response Rates (Percentage)


Camdenton  60.1

Eldon 59.6

Versailles      56.7

Lake Ozark   34.1

Linn Creek    33.9

Osage Beach            27.9

Sunrise Beach 25.7


Camden County      33.1

Miller County          52.1

Morgan County      38.8


Now hiring

The Census Bureau is looking to hire 354 people in the lake area.

You could be a Census taker and earn extra income, have weekly pay, paid training and enjoy flexible hours.

Apply online at 2020CENSUS.GOV/JOBS

For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020.

Local News Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

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