'Sesame Street' Aims To Help Census' Undercounted Age Group In the 2010 census, about a million children under age 5 weren't counted. Some Sesame Street residents are hoping to change that for 2020. Public service announcements started airing this week.
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'Sesame Street' Aims To Help Census' Undercounted Age Group

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'Sesame Street' Aims To Help Census' Undercounted Age Group

'Sesame Street' Aims To Help Census' Undercounted Age Group

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In the 2010 census, about a million children under age 5 weren't counted. Some Sesame Street residents are hoping to change that for 2020. Public service announcements started airing this week.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Demographers say one of the most undercounted age groups is kids under 5. In the 2010 census, about a million of them weren't included. So some residents of Sesame Street are hoping to change that for the 2020 census, including Rosita, Elmo and, naturally, the Count. Public service announcements started airing this week. In the ads, the Count takes the census. He may be a vampire, but his skills are uniquely suited to the moment.

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