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Census takers begin contacting unresponsive households

Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 12:59 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2020 at 4:14 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - If you live in Vermont and haven’t filled out the 2020 census, expect a knock at your door.

Census takers have begun visiting Vermont households that have not responded yet. The self-response rate in Vermont is 57%, a little below the national average of 63.4%.

The U.S. Census Bureau says its workers will be wearing masks and are following all Vermont health guidelines. Census takers can be identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census taker’s identity, the public may contact the New York Regional Census Center at 212-882-7100 to speak with a Census Bureau representative.

If you’re not home, census takers will leave information on how to respond online, by mail or phone.

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. All census results must be collected by September 30.

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