Census 2020 Ready for Launch

In parts of Alaska, it's easier to start the Census count in January, when the ground is frozen. They'll get a head start in January.

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December 31, 2019, 9:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Mike Schneider reports for the Associated Press as 220 small native Alaskan villages have begun receiving advertising to launch the once-a-decade headcount.

The Census launches in January in remote parts of Alaska because the frozen ground makes transportation easier for Census takers. Counting will officially start in Toksook Bay, a village on the Bering Sea, during the third week of January. The rest of the country will start counting in March.

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