It's crunch time folks! It's time to fill out the 2020 Census. It is so important to fill out the census that our area officials are making it super easy for you to do it!  Getting an accurate count will only help our area in the future for state and national funds to repair roads, help our schools and more. 

This Saturday, September 19 from 9AM to 1PM, the joint Complete Count Committee CCC will be hosting a “Respond to the Census” big event. This will take place at multiple locations around Texarkana. According to a press release, our Census self-response rate is at 57.8 percent, which is 5 percent lower than the final rate for 2010. However, this year we still have a little time left to reach the 43 percent that have not responded.

Each location will have at least one certified census taker there will also be some one there to help you fill out the census if needed and to answer any questions.

If you need another incentive to fill the Census out they will have some giveaways for you.  You can bring your Census number and respond, or if you do not have it, you can respond with your home address.

This event will be both drive-thru and walk-in, at the following locations:

Walk Thru:

Veros- 2106 New Boston Rd. Texarkana, Texas

Texarkana Central Mall (in front of Bealls Store)- 2400 Richmond Rd. Texarkana, Texas

Drive-Thru:

Liberty-Eylau High School (parking lot by the tennis courts) – 2905 Leopard Dr Texarkana, Texas

Texarkana, Arkansas High School (circle drive parking lot on Jefferson Ave.) 1500 Jefferson Ave, Texarkana, Arkansas

Our population count will determine the amount of federal funding Texarkana receives over the next 10 years. An undercount would mean less money for health care, education, school nutrition, as well as other local needs like fire departments, roads, housing, and other infrastructural needs. With the unknown long-term impact of the pandemic and high unemployment, it is important that we get our fair share of federal funds. With all that has happened this year, we cannot afford to miss out on 43 percent more funding opportunity.

You can also visit my2020census.gov to fill out the form online. For help responding to the census, customer service representatives are available every day.

English: (844) 330-2020

Spanish: (844) 468-2020

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

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