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2020 Census

As 2020 Census efforts continue throughout the United States, Alaska is well behind other states in regards to households self-responding either through online, telephone or by mail. In fact, the only thing that’s keeping Alaska from being in last place is Puerto Rico. And the coronavirus could impact how census takers in rural Alaska fill that gap.

Speakers and language learners came from around the U.S. to a weeklong workshop in Anchorage with the goal of translating census materials.

At the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, a group of about 25 people represented the Gwich'in, Inupiat, Yup'ik, and Koyukon cultures from Alaska. They gathered to translate materials for the 2020 Census.

Future of overcrowding tied to accurate census counting

Dec 11, 2019

Rural Alaskans are expressing concerns with the counting process as the 2020 Census begins January 21 in Toksook Bay. Some fear there will be repercussions if they share details about their cramped living conditions, but census leaders say accurate data could reduce overcrowding throughout the state.