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By Steve Steiner
Executive Editor 

Is Fourth Place to be Bartow's Final Standing in Census Challenge?


Last updated 9/3/2020 at 1:07pm

For the past several months, Bartow has been in fourth place in the weekly Community Census Challenge. When the census ends, will it be there, or can it rally and climb back into at least third?

This week's standings remain unchanged. Davenport still leads at 65.8 percent. Polk City is a full point behind, at 64.8 percent. Auburndale is threatening to overtake Polk City, at 64.7 percent. Bartow is at 63.9 percent.

Rounding out the bottom is Lake Hamilton at 48.9 percent, and Frostproof at 46.1 percent. However, Dundee is nipping at the heels, with 46.0 percent responses.

Polk County's response rate is 59.7 percent, Florida is at 61.4 percent, and the total U.S. response rate is 64.7 percent

Author Bio

Steve Steiner, Executive Editor

Steve came out of a two-year retirement to helm Following a career in journalism/advertising/public relations --- at one point being a partner in an advertising/PR agency --- he shifted professions and focused on food service and hospitality before returning to journalism. As a journalist, rose from reporter to sections editor to managing/executive editor with newspapers in North Carolina, Mississippi and Florida. He is enjoying restoring a quality news site for his adopted hometown. Send him your story ideas.


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