The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. Unfortunately, the completion of the 2020 Census seems to be stalling out with only slight increases in Response Rates overall.
Here’s the current situation as of June 23:
National Response Rate: 61.6%
Louisiana Response Rate: 55.8%
Natchitoches Parish Response Rate: 46.6%
The 2020 Census is underway and the most important thing you can do is respond online, by phone, or by mail when you receive your invitation. Responding now will minimize the need for the Census Bureau to send census takers out into communities to follow up. Please check this page for regular updates.
Go online to https://2020census.gov to fill out yours today!