U.S. Census Bureau: ‘Stop The Knock New Mexico’


The U.S. Census Bureau launches its STOP THE KNOCK campaign this week.

The campaign is designed to encourage residents to respond to the Census now to lessen the possibility of a Census employee knocking on their door later in the month of August.

The initiative is part of the Bureau’s Rural Week efforts.

Field workers are expected to begin canvassing the rural and hard-to-count locations to complete their questionnaire.

In addition to the messaging, New Mexico will join in on events on Friday to inform those attending on the different ways they can complete their Census, including online by visiting 2020census.gov, by phone at 844.330.2020 (English) or 844.469.2020 (Spanish), or by mail.

  • Who: U.S. Census Bureau, Socorro food establishment, and Española radio station
  • What: Questionnaire Assistant Events
  • When: Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
  • Where: Two locations

Socorro (Socorro County)

  • Next to Mi Jacalito food establishment at 317 California Street
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • A mobile questionnaire event with bilingual Census representatives to assist the public in completing their Census questionnaire.

Española (Rio Arriba County)

  • Radio station KDCE 950 AM & 100.7 FM
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • A call-in questionnaire assistance with radio guests City of Española Mayor Javier Sanchez, Rio Arriba County Special Projects Coordinator Cris Caltagi, and U.S. Census Representative Paulina Lopez. Radio show guests will inform the community about the importance of completing the 2020 Census and radio listeners may call (505).469.5591 to receive assistance to complete their Census questionnaires until 12 p.m.

The City of Española holds a 25.7 percent self-response rate, City of Socorro at 50.5 percent, County of Rio Arriba at 24.4 percent, County of Socorro at 35.6 percent, and the home state of New Mexico is at 52.7 percent.

The 2020 Census helps ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities in the United States, which helps guide hundreds of billions of dollars in public and private sector spending per year for the area and state of New Mexico.

For more information residents can go to 2020census.gov.


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