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Is Mineral County — population 865 — really one of the fastest-growing counties in Colorado?

Janelle Kukuk had misgivings as soon as she heard how officials planned to conduct the once-a-decade census in tiny Mineral County.  Dropping census packets off at people’s homes might work in cities and suburbs. But in this Colorado county of 865, residents live on sprawling acreages sometimes inaccessible to delivery people. Her UPS packages are […]

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Another potential delay to Colorado’s redistricting process? Counting prisoners.

Redrawing Colorado’s legislative and congressional boundaries was already going to be a race against the clock because of a monthslong delay in receiving data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But another factor could worsen the time crunch: counting prison inmates.  Last year, Colorado lawmakers passed House Bill 1010, which requires that redistricting count the state’s […]

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As 2020 Census approaches finish line, Colorado looks to close the gap of who’s undercounted

The last day for Coloradans to respond to the 2020 census, the decennial poll of everyone living in the U.S. that determines how billions of dollars are spent across the country, is fast approaching. As of Thursday, more than 96% of the state’s households have been counted, with almost 70% responding on their own. That’s […]