By Currie Engel, Houston Chronicle

Despite an extended deadline, local government cash infusions and grassroots campaigns to improve the 2020 census response rate, almost half of Houston households are still missing from the official count, a number which has not moved since May.

As of July 5, 52.5 percent of Houston’s estimated 2.32 million residents have completed the decennial survey, according to the most recent census data. In Harris County, the response has been about 56 percent.

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