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Census date shortened to Sept. 30

The deadline to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census has been shortened to Sept. 30, and Kay County continues to stay in the top ten counties for Oklahoma in terms of responses with a 61.1% response rate.

As for cities within Kay County, Ponca City has a 63.6% response rate, Newkirk at 59.3%, Tonkawa at 58.6%, Blackwell at 57.7%, Kaw City at 37.8% and Braman at 30.1%,

If you have not filled out your census yet, you can do so online at 2020census.gov. The process takes less than 10 minutes.

Those who fill out the census help their community, county and state financially. You can read more by clicking here.