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Census Count Continues; Bureau Says 99.9% of N.H. Households Counted

Oct 2, 2020

Census booth in N.H. earlier this year.
Credit Courtesy Nicole McKenzie

After months of confusion and legal challenges over when the 2020 census count should end, a federal judge says the deadline is Oct. 31.

Census officials had said they would wrap up a count by Monday. Census watchers and advocates said this would lead to an inaccurate count that could deny communities political representation and federal money.

Thursday, a California judge said the Census Bureau must continue counting until the end of the month.

The Census Bureau says that in New Hampshire, 99.9% of households have been counted. Census watchers and advocates say the count may not be totally accurate because of challenges associated with the pandemic. People can still fill out a Census survey online.