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Boulder County prepares for 2020 census


November 13, 2019

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Everyone needs to participate in the 2020 census.

In 1870, armed with a pad of census schedules, steel nib pens, and ink, P. D. McClanahan set out to single-handedly count Boulder County's citizens. He was not overly concerned about accuracy, but it is safe to say his approximation of 1,939 people living in Boulder County was not far off.

One hundred and fifty years after its first census, our county's population has risen to over 320,000 residents. We may not run the risk of spilling our ink bottle over the records, but the 2020 census poses some unique challenges.

The United States Census was written into the American constitution in 178...

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