Census 2020 Response Rate Challenge
- Starting June 1, 2020, increase your Census tract’s response rate by getting your friends and neighbors to respond to the 2020 Census!
- The more households that respond to the Census, the more opportunities you and your tract have to win prizes.
- Each new threshold a tract reaches opens a new opportunity to win.
- Fill out the entry form NOW to submit your name for a chance to win prizes!
Only Otero County residents qualify to win, proof of Census completion is not required to claim a prize, individuals are allowed to win more than once!
Our GOAL & Your Goal is to increase the response rate for each to the census tracts throughout Otero County!
What are Tracts?
Otero County is divided into small geographic areas called tracts. These tracts are used to facilitate the analysis of data across time. Tracts are important for identifying changes in the population and demographic characteristics of neighborhoods. Otero County has 21 tracts, most in Alamogordo!
Each tract’s response rate is measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. And, you can see how your Census tract is responding! The whole world can see our self-response rates!
Type in your address in the search box below to find your Census tract and follow your tract’s self-response rate progress!
For each self-response rate threshold a tract meets, we will release gift cards totaling the amounts shown! We will draw winners on the 1st of July, August, September, October, and November.
|41-50||1 qty $50|
1 qty $100
|51-56||1 qty $50|
2 qty $100
|57-62||4 qty $50|
3 qty $100
|63-68||2 qty $50|
2 qty $100
1 qty $200
|69-74||1 qty $100|
2 qty $200
|75-85||2 qty $250|
1 qty $500
|86-100||2 qty $500|
How will Tracts that already reached and surpassed certain thresholds be rewarded?
Those prizes are open NOW! We will draw winners for those prizes July 1st, 2020! Submit your name and contact information to enter the Response Rate Challenge. See what prizes your tract is eligible for instantly by searching for your tract and seeing checking the overall self-response rate.
THE GRAND PRIZE!
If Otero County reaches or exceeds the 75% self-response rate, all residents that have entered the Response Rate Challenge will be entered to win a grand prize! Find out what it is when Otero County’s self response rate is at 60%! Hint: It is more than $500!
Due to the US Census Bureau's timeline change to complete the 2020 Census count, we are now releasing the Grand Prize.
GRAND PRIZE - We are giving away $10,000! That's right, way too much money!
If Otero County can reach 60% self-response rate of the 2020 Census, 5 super lucky people will win $2,000! Every person who has entered the Response Rate Challenge will qualify to win. You don't need to enter again. Duplicate entries will only be deleted. We do catch those!
As of right now, Otero County is at 48% self-response rate. We only need 12% to reach the goal to qualify for the grand prize drawing. Some people say we can't do it. We say, "Watch us!"
How can you motivate people to complete their 2020 Census?
- Talk to your friends, your neighbors, your family, and anyone you know. Let them know how important the Census is to our community.
- Update your Facebook with an "I Count! You Should Too" frame!
- Share a Social Media badge to share to tell your friends what the Census means to you!
- Follow us on Facebook!