Completing the 2020 Census will Shape the Next Decade for Monroe |

Completing the 2020 Census will Shape the Next Decade for Monroe

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:45am

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council share the following weekly Census response rate update and explain the importance of completing the 2020 Census survey.

It is very important that Monroe residents complete the 2020 U.S. Census Survey. Official population numbers will be used to decide how hundreds of billions of federal dollars will be allocated across the country during the next decade. These dollars are used for education, highways, roads, water, sewer and drainage projects, law enforcement, fire protection, senior citizen, veteran and homeless services, Medicare/Medicaid and so much more. The census is the only way these populations numbers will be gathered. Once the census survey period is over, our official numbers will be used to determine funding allocations for the next ten-years. Being undercounted means being underfunded. That is why everyone needs to complete the census survey. We want to #GetTheCount right so local municipalities, school districts, and agencies can receive proper federal funding.

Monroe residents can complete the 2020 Census in one of three ways:

1. Phone – Call 1-844-330-2020
2. Online – www.2020Census.gov
3. Mail U.S. Census Bureau National Processing Center 100 Logistics Avenue Jeffersonville, IN 47144

Response Rate as of June 15, 2020

  • National 61.4%
  • State of Louisiana 55.7%
  • Ouachita Parish 56%
  • Monroe 58.9%
  • West Monroe 57%
  • Bastrop 54.6%
  • Ruston 52.2%
  • Shreveport 59.1%

Mayor Jamie Mayo says, “It only takes ten minutes to help shape the next ten-years, by making sure everyone in Monroe is counted. Your participation helps secure our fair share of federal funding for local schools, public safety, veterans, non-profit agencies, healthcare and more during the next decade. In 2010, Monroe’s response rate was only 66.4%. We need 100% of our residents accounted for. Please take a few minutes to complete the 2020 Census and then encourage someone else to do the same.”