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By Kate Radford
Contributing writer 

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


August 27, 2020

A flyer encourages Montanans to fill out the census

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 Montan...

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