NewsPublic Affairs / August 31, 2020

Local Census Offices To End Operations A Month Early Due To COVID-19 Concerns

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The U.S. Census Bureau will stop counting at the end of September, a month earlier than planned. That could threaten the accuracy of the census if many people go uncounted.  - Sarah Neal-Estes/WFYI

The U.S. Census Bureau will stop counting at the end of September, a month earlier than planned. That could threaten the accuracy of the census if many people go uncounted.

Sarah Neal-Estes/WFYI

With just one month left to respond to the Census, community groups are working to ensure everyone is counted. The U.S. Census Bureau will stop counting at the end of September, a month earlier than planned. That could threaten the accuracy of the census if many people go uncounted. 

Kelley Coures is the executive director of the Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development. He said they’re working with the local Census office to target historically undercounted neighborhoods during these final weeks to ensure a complete count of the region.

READ MORE: Running Out Of Time, Census Scales Back A Critical Step: Checking Its Own Work

Since mid-July, the Census has been conducting in-person follow ups across the country. The U.S. Census Bureau is urging the people to answer the census questions by phone or online at www.census.gov

Contact reporter Paola at pmarizan@wnin.org or follow her on Twitter at @pmarizan.

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