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County Census Numbers Lagging-Brevard NC


Last updated 6/24/2020 at 3:31pm

In an effort to boost county response rate numbers for the 2020 Census in Transylvania County, local advocate Carol Gardner is campaigning in her community, Balsam Grove, to complete the decennial survey.

There are several new challenges with households in rural areas completing the census because field operations, or door-to-door surveys, have been suspended due to COVID-19, and many people in these rural areas use a centralized post office box for their mail, though the U.S. Census doesn’t send its questionnaires to P.O. boxes because they aren’t classified as a household.

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