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2020 Census

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Friday evening, July 31, 2020

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Thursday morning, July 30, 2020

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Almost 60% of Iron County residents have completed the U.S. Census, but according to census tract data, less than a quarter of residents in the eastern parts of the county have done it.

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Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Thursday morning, July 23, 2020

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In Utah, 66% of households have completed the 2020 Census. But that number drops to 9.5% on the Navajo Nation, where most homes don’t have street addresses.

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The Census Bureau has suspended field operations across the U.S. and moved operation deadlines back in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But the bureau is still encouraging all households to respond as soon as possible — online, by phone, or by mail. 

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Beginning Thursday, Utah households will start receiving a notice in the mail to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census. The attempt to count everyone in the country happens once a decade and affects how billions of Federal dollars are distributed. 

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Thursday morning, Feb. 27, 2020

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Monday morning, November 25, 2019

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GALLUP, N.M. — Most people in the United States will receive a letter in the spring asking them to fill out the 2020 census online. But residents of the Navajo Nation will receive a paper questionnaire, hand-delivered to their door. That means the Census Bureau must recruit workers to visit every home on the reservation. 

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Immigrants shouldn’t be afraid of a controversial question about citizenship status that could be included on next year’s national headcount, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham said during a Salt Lake City visit Tuesday.

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With the 2020 U.S. Census one year away, state officials are planning strategies to get more Utahns to participate.

A new question on the 2020 census about citizenship is heading to court.  The U.S. Conference of Mayors is filing a suit contesting its inclusion. But not everyone in the region is on board.