BBC: US census kicks off by counting first person in rural Alaska

BBC: US census kicks off by counting first person in rural Alaska. “Steven Dillingham, head of the US Census Bureau, has kicked off the count with a ceremonial visit to a tribal elder, Lizzie Chimiugak Nenguryarr, 90. The census takes place every 10 years, and most of the country’s residents are counted from mid-March. But census workers always make an early start in Alaska in January, when the ground is frozen enough to traverse.”

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