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Census Mapping Tools Help Find Where Hard-to-Count Americans ROAM

Legislators know their districts. But they can always know them a little better. And with the 2020 census approaching fast—only 25 months before the official count starts—members may be curious about spotting any particularly hard-to-count areas. 

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How Legislators Can Ensure an Accurate Census

California gained its last US House congressional seat by a mere 18 people after the 2000 Census. In Clark County, Nev., officials used census data to identify the at-home spoken language for a population of children who were disproportionately drowning at public pools so that they could be effectively reached. And Thomas Jefferson conducted the first census in 1790.

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The One and Only End-to-End 2020 Census Test

Providence County, Rhode Island, is now the center of the universe—well, the census universe at least.

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Census Consensus: Pressure Rises From All Sides to Adequately Fund 2020 Census

The 2020 census is in trouble.

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Here's What You Need to Know About the 2020 Census

Sure, we all “know” what the census is, right? And yet, if you are like me, you might need a refresher. 

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