Everyone counts: Census deadline extended due to the coronavirus pandemic

By Ben Rappaport

2020 is a Census year. The Census determines political representation and allocates federal funding to states.  A federal judge ruled that the Census count must be extended to October 31 and cannot end a month early, as the Trump Administration wanted.

In North Carolina, response to the Census has been lower this year, because of the pandemic and lack of Internet access in rural areas.

Rebecca Tippett works for UNC’s Carolina Population Center where she studies and reports on North Carolina’s changing demographics. She joins us to talk about the extended Census count deadline. 


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