Out of 100 counties, Wayne County is tied for 39th with Gaston County, while Duplin County is No. 87 for the Census2020 response rate, according to figures released Wednesday morning.
Less than 54 percent of residents in Wayne County have completed a census.
Just 40 percent have responded in Duplin County.
Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results also determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.