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2020 Census

Mountain road covered in snow.
Chelsea Naughton / KUER

Monday morning, November 25, 2019

Aerial view of houses located in valley among red rock formations.
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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. 

A panel discusses the census.
Nicole Nixon / KUER

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.

Rocio Hernandez / KUER

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.