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2020 U.S. Census Affects Funding In Our Polk County Communities, Be Counted!

Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau counts the number of people living in the United States and U.S. territories. Each home has or will receive information regarding how to complete the 2020 Census. Because funding for many things in Mena, Hatfield, Cove, Vandervoort, Wickes, Grannis and Polk County, including schools, school lunches, turn back funds for our communities used for roads and other important things in all our lives, census data is extremely important. It is very important that every household complete the census to ensure schools and other entities receive accurate funding.

The COVID-19 pandemic has distracted many of us and caused some hardships, so while always important, it is more important than ever to be counted!

Completing the census online is safe.

To learn more about how the census matters in Arkansas:

To complete the census:

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