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Census workers targeting rural homes


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- Some Siouxlanders are already starting to be counted by the US government.

Right now, US Census Bureau workers are going door to door, mostly to select rural addresses. Census officials say they're focusing on addresses that lack city-style addresses, like street names and numbers.

Officials say they're working to get everyone counted accurately because so much rides on what they're calling a "snapshot of America."

"Whether or not your town gets a school or a bridge, or emergency planning resources. Public health resources, all kinds of things depend on census data," says local Census office manager Jim Meyers.

If a census worker comes to your home, they should have an official badge, along with paperwork. Meyers says the larger-scale, mail-out operation begins in a couple of weeks.

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