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Abigail Hernandez, a staff member with the nonprofit group, The Concilio, helps prepare bags of food being distributed at a 2020 U.S. Census outreach event in Dallas, Thursday, June 25, 2020. In a collaborative effort, the nonprofit group partnered with the North Texas Food Bank, Catholic Charities Dallas and Bachman Lake Together, to hold the event where area residents were encouraged to report their family numbers to the U.S. Census. The outreach event was held in the Bachman Lake community which historically is one of many undercounted neighborhoods in Dallas County according to The Concilio. Due to COVID-19, the Census self-respond date online, by phone or mail has been extended to Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

2020 Census workers begin knocking on doors in 3-phased ‘soft launch’

The Census Bureau postponed field operations and suspended hiring several times during the course of the pandemic. Those delays led the Trump administration…

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