Low Area Census Rates Detrimental to City Growth

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On July 1 the U.S. Census Bureau resumed in-person interviews for ongoing surveys. Participation rates in some of our coverage areas remain low.

What exactly does this mean? Lack of participation and not being counted is detrimental to the growth of cities and communities. Additionally, it affects schools and resources.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the census, and it is of utmost importance. You can go online today, it only takes a few moments!

Here is a look at the self reporting numbers in our area as of today, July 2, 2020:

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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