Census event

If you haven’t been counted in the 2020 U.S. Census, you still can. The Colorado River Indian Tribes are sponsoring a drive-through census event Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Manataba Park. Census officials will be present to assist participants in filling out their census forms.

Manataba Park is located at the intersection of Mohave Road and Second Avenue. It’s across Mohave Road from the Tribal offices. The intersection is known locally as “Four Corners.”

This will be a drive-through event. No one will be allowed to leave their vehicles. Face masks must be worn. All who complete their census forms will receive gifts.

A 10-year census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Its primary function is to determine apportionment for the U.S. House of Representatives. However, it is also used to determine how federal and state funds are spent, and which areas will be targeted by government programs.

Census officials say this is why it is so important that all individuals are counted.

At the last census event sponsored by the Tribes on Sept. 15, 45 families and more than 100 individuals completed their census forms.

The Tribes ask people to stay home if they are sick. Those participating in the Sept. 22 event must enter the park through the Mohave Road entrance.

To find out more about the census, or to fill out the forms online, go to census.gov.


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