Texarkana residents are encouraged to take a few minutes and fill out the 2020 Census. Data suggests that only about 55% of residents have responded so far. These numbers are needed to determine the distribution of
billions of dollars in federal funding each year across the nation. An undercount of the Texarkana population would mean less money for health care, education, and nutrition, as well as other local needs like fire departments, roads, housing, and more.
Texarkana residents still have a few months to complete the U.S. census form, but it is
imperative to act now.
The United States census is conducted every ten years and aims to count every person
in the U.S. While, some Texarkana residents have completed their census forms, there
are many who haven’t. Participation is needed from every person to get a complete
According to information available at 2020Census.gov, just over55% of Texas residents
had completed the form as of this week, falling short of the national rate of nearly 61%.
The response rate in Texarkana is the same, at 55%, which means that nearly half of
local residents have not responded.
The response in each state, county, and city is used to determine the distribution of
billions of dollars in federal funding each year across the nation. An undercount of the
Texarkana population would mean less money for health care, education, and nutrition,
as well as other local needs like fire departments, roads, housing, and more. With the
unknown long-term impact of the pandemic and high unemployment, it is important
Texarkana gets its fair share of federal funds.
Census counts also help determine the number of seats the state is allotted in the U.S.
House of Representatives, and if state and local legislative districts need to be adjusted
Census data also can be valuable to business owners who might use it to determine
where to open new stores, restaurants, offices or other business operations based on
population growth and trends and understand what services are needed.
Answers provided in the census are used only to produce data about our nation, and
the U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to keep the information you provide
confidential. The Bureau is prevented from releasing any of your personal information to
law enforcement, and answers will not impact eligibility to receive government benefits.
Complete Yours Today And Encourage Others To Do The Same!
Completing the census is easier than ever– for the first time, households have been
encouraged to respond digitally. Residents can visit my2020census.gov to fill out the
For help responding to the census, customer service representatives are available
English: (844) 330-2020
Spanish: (844) 468-2020