Jaylah Navarro waves with pom-poms from her family’s vehicle May 24 to draw attention to the Census 2020 caravan. (Photo by Sean Roney)

KING CITY — A Census 2020 caravan rolled through the streets of King City last Sunday, May 24.

The caravan was a way for city staff and volunteers to raise awareness about this year’s census to increase the city’s response rate, which is currently 48.6 percent. They wanted to remind residents that completing census forms is crucial in determining how government funds are distributed.

The caravan began at King City Fire Station, led by a fire truck, and spent an hour winding through town, visiting the low self-response areas.

For more information about the 2020 Census, or to take the census, go to 2020census.gov.

Cars line up at the beginning of last Sunday’s Census 2020 caravan in King City. (Photo by Sean Roney)
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Sean Roney is a freelance reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for the Salinas Valley communities in South Monterey County.


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