School Kids Help Spread Message to Be Counted

Feb 18, 2020

Elementary school children are helping Davenport get the word out about this year's census. This afternoon, kindergartners through 2nd graders at All Saints Catholic School sang the Census Song (lyrics below).

Michelle O'Neill reports it's all in preparation for Census Day, on April 1st.

Credit Brady Johnson / WVIK News

Kurt Allemeier, Content Development Specialist for the city, says the goal is to tell everyone about the census and how important it is to participate.

Ten years ago, he says some parts of the city were missed. And Davenport officials want to increase participation from around 80% to 100%. 

Census notifications will be sent out shortly as well as reminders on billboards. Information about being counted online is HERE.

Everyone Counts Song Lyrics by Michelle O'Neill on Scribd