Census Bureau site goes live as counting begins in earnest

MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 2020 census is off and running for much of America now. The U.S. Census Bureau made a soft launch of the 2020 census website on Monday, making its form available online. On Thursday, the Census Bureau will begin mailing out notices far and wide. For the bureau, the once-a-decade head count is akin to running a sprint and marathon at the same time. It takes awhile, but there's plenty of action throughout. "It is that intense .... counting up to 330 million people in a very diverse, very mobile population, and over 140 million housing units," Stephen Buckner, a senior Census Bureau executive, said during a recent visit to Miami. The bureau had an official in-person launch in January in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Mail service is spot
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