Harlingen to host 2020 Census BBQ this weekend

The City of Harlingen is holding another Census Drive-thru BBQ on Sept. 26 at the Harlingen Sports Park.

Currently, the Harlingen response rate is 54.2% a rate that is lower than the 62.3% response rate of 2010.

The city is giving out free BBQ plates that include chicken and fajitas, as well as, rice and beans to those who fill out the questionnaire there.

Residents will be allowed the number of plates equal to the number of people they respond for. U.S. Census employees will be on hand to help Harlingen residents fill out their questionnaires.

The Drive-Thru BBQ is only for people who live within the Harlingen city limits and have not responded to the Census.  The City gave out more than 400 plates during the first Census BBQ held on Sept. 12.