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Montana lags in Census response with one month left until count ends

The 2020 decennial Census count started on Apr. 1. With the final day to be counted scheduled for September 30, Montana lags behind nearly every other state with a completion rate on Aug. 21 of 66.4 percent. That puts Montana in fourth to last place, above Puerto Rico, New Mexico, and South Carolina.

Census data is used for a variety of purposes. The U.S. Census estimates that for every Montana re...


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