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2020 Census Update
Graydon Hicks
Monday, March 30, 2020

IN FAR WEST TEXAS EVERYONE COUNTS
RIO GRANDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS ANNOUNCES:


Now, more than ever, it is important to be counted in the 2020 Census
Far West Texas (March 27, 2020) – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has
resulted in closures of businesses, schools, and restricting the size of gatherings, many
Census outreach events are now postponed for the health and safety of our residents.
New strategies to reach hard-to-count households in our community during this time will
include continued and added social media networking and promotion and a bolstered
reliance on traditional outlets such as newspapers, radio, bulk mailings, flyers and
posters. Information and good swag will also accompany school meals and distributions
at regional food pantries.


Counties and municipalities will need federal resources to recover from COVID-19
aftermath, and since funding is based on population, an accurate Census count is
essential. As of today, these are the response rates in our area:
This is where we are as of 3/30:
El Paso 27.8%                                 Jeff Davis 3.8%
Hudspeth 2.6%                              Presidio 0.6%
Culberson 1.2%                             Brewster 11.6%
We need to get these numbers up!


It has never been easier or more convenient to complete the Census from the comfort
of your own home. Everyone who lives in the household must be counted, regardless of
immigration status.
If you haven’t received your Census survey yet, you can respond either on line
at My2020Census.gov or over the phone.
English speakers can call (844) 330-2020 and
Spanish speakers can call (844) 468-2020 to participate.


Stay home! Sanitize! Self-Respond!
Everyone Counts!