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School districts in Hidalgo County participate in 2020 Census competition

4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago Thursday, June 04 2020 Jun 4, 2020 June 04, 2020 4:14 PM June 04, 2020 in News - Local

A competition is underway between school districts in Hidalgo County in an effort to get everyone to complete the 2020 Census.

Hidalgo County leaders came up with a friendly competition after schools closed their doors because of the coronavirus.

Now, in a months-long competition, 13 school districts are facing off against one another.

“We have no sports right now. We’re all kind of itching for that competition. We all have that going through us and we figured this might be something good to tap into seeing that there’s nothing of that nature going on right now,” said Nestor Lopez, an economic development analyst with Hidalgo County.

County leaders thought this effort was a unique way to tap into high school rivalries and school pride while getting census numbers up.

To fill out the 2020 Census online, visit My2020Census.gov..

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