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2020 Census

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Federal workers and local volunteers are trying to get as many people as possible in New Hampshire to fill out to 2020 U.S. census. Time is running out for the first part of that process, which is focused on getting people to fill out the survey themselves before a census worker shows up at their door in August.

NHPR's Sarah Gibson has been checking in with census workers. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with her about how it's going in the Granite State.

Conducting the 2020 Census During A Pandemic

Jun 10, 2020
Sara Plourde, NHPR

We discuss the 2020 census, with all its implications for political districts, federal funding, and community services. Even with the coronavirus pandemic, the census is still taking place, although some information will be gathered differently this year. We chat about how the census will be conducted and its impact on our nation. 

Air date: Thursday, June 11, 2020. 

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The U.S. Census Bureau is resuming some of its field operations in New Hampshire this month, after delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

New Hampshire is the last New England state for the bureau to resume its activities for the 2020 population count.

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Universities and colleges are sending updated guidance to families on how to fill out the U.S. Census, in light of confusion over student residency during campus closures caused by the coronavirus.

Sara Plourde, NHPR

The 2020 U.S. Census is underway. The dicennial population count affects political power on a local, federal and state level, and it guides billions of dollars of federal spending.


Here's what you need to know about the census, why it matters in New Hampshire, and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting it.

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Officials with the 2020 Census are changing outreach efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it was suspending all field operations until April 1. Officials are also postponing the date to count homeless residents in New Hampshire.

And in historically undercounted immigrant and refugeee communities, groups are rethinking or postponing mobile assistance centers meant to help people without computers, phones, or internet complete the census online.

Sarah Gibson | NHPR

The U.S. Census Bureau is urging residents to fill out the 2020 census online, by mail and over the phone by April 1 as a way to limit person-to-person contact as coronavirus continues to spread.

New Hampshire households are receiving mailers with directions to fill out the census online at my2020census.gov. The mailer includes a Census ID, but residents can still complete the survey without one.

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The U.S. Census Bureau is struggling to hire enough people in New Hampshire to help with the once-in-a-decade population count later this year.

Rochester Kicks Off Census 2020 Efforts

Sep 17, 2019
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Census officials are working with local partners in New Hampshire to get the word out about the 2020 Census. The city of Rochester held an event on Tuesday at Great Bay Community College Advanced Technology campus and invited community leaders to share ideas on how to increase participation in 2020. 

Census Day is April 1st, 2020. The first address canvassing operation has already begun in mid-August and will continue until mid-October in all 10 counties in New Hampshire. 

An Update On The 2020 Census

Jun 4, 2019
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The 2020 Census' citizenship question is but one of the problems for the once-a-decade nationwide count. Amid a  labor shortage in the Granite State, the census here will partially rely on a volunter workforce. Funding for the count hasn't grown adequately since 2010 and a decision on a proposed question about citizenship is expected from the Supreme Court this month. We get an update on the Census on the state level and hear arguments on how the citizenship question could impact the count.