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Early end to census count could paint incomplete picture of rural areas

The self-response rate for the census in Oregon was recently about 66%, and the Census Bureau now has one less month to collect the remaining responses in person. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – A decision to end the 2020 census a month early could disrupt an accurate count of residents in rural areas such as Malheur County.

The U.S. Census Bureau will stop its count one month earlier than planned based on direction from the secretary of U.S. Commerce Department, according to a statement issued Aug. 3.

Gustavo Morales, executive director of . . .