Census Work Begins This Month | Big Horn Basin Media

Census Work Begins This Month

Written by on August 13, 2019

Starting this month, some 40,000 U.S. Census Bureau workers will fan out to neighborhoods around the country to verify and update addresses in preparation for the largest head count in United States history next spring.

The Census Bureau conducts a count of every U.S. resident every 10 years, and the verification of addresses is the most labor-intensive component of the bureau’s preparations this year for the 2020 count. The workers will cover about a third of the nation’s physical area.

But Park County Clerk Colleen Renner says we probably won’t see those workers here in Wyoming until the beginning of next year.

Renner encourages all Park County residents to cooperate with the census process, pointing out that the results are used to distribute federal funds and decide how many U.S. representatives each state gets.

The start of the address verifying comes a month after President Donald Trump announced his administration would no longer seek to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census questionnaire.

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