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Census Outreach Beginning

The U.S. Census will be taken in 2020, and outreach has begun to emphasize the importance of the national enrollment county.  Marc Czornij is a partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, and says April 1 will be the official census day, but for the first time people can begin to be counted online on March 12.  This will be the first time the census will use an online component, but Czornij says there will still be phone and paper options.  Census data is used in many ways, including drawing up legislative district and guiding the distribution of billions of dollars worth of federal funding.  More information about the upcoming census is available at 2020census.gov.