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* Hampton City News

Posted on: July 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mayor's Census challenge is over, and everyone in Hampton, Newport News came out a winner


July 7, 2020 – In late May, Newport News and Hampton joined forces to encourage people to respond to the 2020 Census. The Mayors’ Challenge, a friendly competition to see which city could get more residents to fill out their Census forms, ended in a close race and wins for both cities.

Each city increased the number of Census responses by 1.3% during the challenge. Since Hampton was ahead at the beginning of the competition, Mayor Donnie Tuck takes the title and is the winner of juicy James River oysters, courtesy of Mayor McKinley Price. To date, 64% of Hampton’s residents have filled out their Census forms versus 61.9% in Newport News.

“I want to thank the Hampton team and residents who enabled us to finish ahead of Newport News in our Census Challenge,” said Tuck. Now I am hopeful that both cities can sustain our momentum as we strive for a ‘Complete Census Count.’ ”

 Price said: “Congratulations to Hampton and Mayor Tuck for winning our 2020 Census Challenge. I will gladly give up oysters if it means our cities are counted in the Census. Let’s keep pushing forward to shape the future of our great cities – respond to the Census and be counted!”

There is still time for you to fill out your Census form.  You can also read the complete news release online.

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