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The 2020 Census Could Be The Least Accurate Ever — And It's Ending A Month Early

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The 2020 Census Could Be The Least Accurate Ever — And It's Ending A Month Early

The 2020 Census Could Be The Least Accurate Ever — And It's Ending A Month Early

The 2020 Census Could Be The Least Accurate Ever — And It's Ending A Month Early

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The Census Bureau is ending its 2020 effort to count every person living in America on September 30, a month earlier than originally planned. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The Census Bureau is ending its 2020 effort to count every person living in America on September 30, a month earlier than originally planned.

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The Census Bureau has said it needs more time to complete their count of every person living in the country. But the Trump administration is ending the effort a month earlier than planned. Census experts worry it could lead to an undercount of historically under-represented groups.

Find more coverage of the census from NPR's Hansi Lo Wang, or follow him on Twitter.

Find and support your local public radio station.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman with fact-checking from Anne Li. Special editing help from Hansi Lo Wang. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.