The 2020 Census ends on September 30, a full month earlier than previously announced. Nationally, 15% of households have yet to be counted, and response rates are even lower in New Mexico. This week, we’ll discuss the final Census push amid the dangers of COVID-19, and how an undercount could exacerbate racial and economic inequities in our state.
And we want to hear from you! Have you completed your census? Tell us why you think it's important. Or have you yet to send in your form? What's holding you back? Email us at LetsTalk@KUNM.org, or give us a call at 277-5866, Thursday morning at 8.
CORRECTION 9/2: Previously, this article said "4 out of 10 of households have yet to be counted." This was based on an earlier number provided by the Census Bureau and was reported in error. We have now provided an up-to-date figure.