With everybody focused on the Coronavirus, many have forgotten about the national Census being counted this year! It is estimated that only 56.4% of Arkansans have been counted for the 2020 Census. The U.S. Constitution requires that a census be taken every 10 years to provide accurate data for every level of the government’s decision making.
The United States Census figures help determine where schools, roads, and public facilities are built. The Census count also affects political representation of our state, including the number of elected representatives and the shapes of the districts they represent.
To register for the Census, locals still have the opportunity to complete the paper form they received in the mail. You can also call the Arkansas Economic and Development Institute at (501)-569-8538 to register. Let’s make sure that every Arkansan is counted in the U.S. Census this summer!