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The United States Constitution requires that a census of America’s population be taken every ten years as mandated by Article I, Section 2. The goal of the 2020 Census is to ensure that every resident in the United States is counted. The U.S. Constitution mandates an apportionment of representatives among the states for the House of Representatives every 10 years. CENSUS EXTENDED DAY is August 14, 2020. For more information read congreessman's Vicente Gonzalez's letter below on more detailsof this new change due to COVID-19 affecting our community nation-wide.

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez Census Extended Day Letter

The data collected by the decennial census is used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. By law, the U.S. Census Bureau must deliver a report of population counts to the President of the United States on or before December 31, 2020.

In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.  04_16_20_ CCD_Student Loans Pell Grants
The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape your community's future. Through your social media channels, your voice can make a difference! 

You can inspire others. Tell everyone—your friends and family, neighbors and co-workers—that you will complete the census, and that they should respond now, too!Census results have an impact on planning and funding for health clinics and highways, fire departments and disaster response, education programs such as Head Start and college tuition assistance, and so much more.


Hidalgo County continues to lead the Rio Grande Valley Census 2020 self-response with 39.4% of households responding. In 2010, Hidalgo County had a total of 55.9% self-response rate. To view the latest response rates, click here and to see how your city, township or county rank, please click here. Texas total as of May 6, 2020 is 52.3%

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Respond in the following ways: 

Respond Online
Respond by Phone
Respond by Mail

City Mayor Richard Molina Encourages Everyone to Participate!

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