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Less than a month left of the 2020 Census

People urged to respond to get an accurate state count


Last updated 9/2/2020 at 11:36am

The deadline for responses to the 2020 Census is Sept. 30, and the Hi-Line area is lagging behind the rest of the state when it comes to response rate.

Bear Paw Development Corp. Executive Director Paul Tuss said according to the numbers he’s seen, every county in his organization’s development district has a lower response rate than Montana as a whole with Hill County at 54 percent compared to the state’s 58.

He said Liberty County is at 42 percent and Phillips County is at 32 percent.

Tuss said a number of factors contribute to why northern Montana, especially the more rural area...

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