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2020 US Census

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

A map of the U.S. with the percent change in county populations between 2010 to 2020. The map is color coded and most counties in Nevada experienced slight to major changes in population. Clark and Washoe Counties saw the highest changes in percent.
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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.

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Here are your local headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2021.

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At the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, the justices expressed doubts about a plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from a key census count — the first time unauthorized immigrants would not be counted for purposes of drawing new congressional districts.

A person looking at a computer screen. They are getting ready to fill out the census online.
U.S. Census Bureau

The deadline to fill out the 2020 census is quickly approaching, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nevada has surpassed its 2010 census self-response rate.

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The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it's ending the 2020 count a month early, a move that's likely to have a big impact on Indigenous communities in the West.


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The U.S. Census is underway, and many communities of color across the nation are vulnerable to being undercounted this year.

According to a new analysis from Headwaters Economics, more than 700,000 people of color are at risk of being undercounted in the Mountain West alone.

A graphic showing the U.S. Constitution and a Census questionnaire.
U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau had just begun field operations when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, as the agency is preparing to restart, it’s focusing on rural and tribal communities.

A group of House Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would push back major deadlines for the 2020 census as requested by the U.S. Census Bureau because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Durmick said, "The census is going to possibly create over $67 billion in funding for the state … which will go for things like public health and education and infrastructure, which the state is definitely going to need after the COVID-19 pandemic."
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Sixty-seven billion dollars. That’s the amount of federal money census officials say Nevada stands to gain over the next decade. But with the current COVID-19 pandemic disrupting nearly every aspect of daily life, how are census takers ensuring an accurate count? KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Kerry Durmick, statewide census coordinator for Nevada Census 2020, to get an update.

You probably got a letter in the mail recently from the U.S. Census Bureau asking you to fill out its survey. And maybe you're thinking, I don't have time for this! I just lost my job and I don't know how I'm going to pay my mortgage in the next couple of months! My kids are home and they're driving me crazy!

Un letrero en la Biblioteca Pública de Reno dice: "Únase al equipo del censo 2020". Solicita en línea!"
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Con poco más de un mes hasta el Día del Censo, el Distrito Escolar del Condado Washoe aprobó por unanimidad una resolución para designar del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril como Días de Acción del Censo, en un esfuerzo por alentar la participación en el Censo 2020 y lograr que escuelas se involucren más en facilitar el conteo.

A sign in the Downtown Reno Public Library reads, “Join the 2020 census team. Apply online!”
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With a little more than a month until Census Day, the Washoe County School District unanimously passed a resolution to designate March 30 through April 3, as Census Days of Action in an effort to encourage participation in the 2020 Census and get schools more involved in facilitating the count.

As outreach efforts ramp up ahead of the next U.S. census, many people are confused about what the census means or how they can participate, according to a new report.


Cross the treeless, frozen tundra of southwest Alaska, over ice-covered lakes and ponds near the Bering Sea, and you'll find the first community in the U.S. counted for the 2020 census.

Census taker walking up to the front door of a residence.
U.S. Census Bureau

The 2020 U.S. Census kicked off this month and Census Bureau representatives are bolstering their recruitment efforts in Nevada.

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Over the last five years, the Mountain West as a whole has experienced a spike in population, while at the same time every state in the region saw a decrease in the number of people living in poverty, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.