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How does the U.S. Census work?

The 2020 U.S. Census is in the news, but do you know how it really works and why it happens?
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The 2020 U.S. Census is in the news, but do you know how it really works and why it happens?

Here’s a look, plus links to where you can find government documents explaining how the census is created, how questionnaires are completed, and how counts are completed and by whom.

Census 101:

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

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The 2020 Census and Confidentiality

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

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The 2020 Census: What and Why

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]