2020 Census deadline moved to Thursday


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – This year’s Census count will end on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at midnight. The ruling follows a plea from the Trump Administration citing a need to analyze the data as the deadline on congressional seats quickly approaches.

Mississippi’s response rate is at 60.2% versus 61.3% back in 2010.

Secretary of State Michael Watson said he doesn’t feel Mississippians fully understand the importance of the Census. He said the state could lose about $13.2 billion dollars over the next 10 years if Mississippi doesn’t improve the response rate.

This is the fifth time in two months that a new deadline date was issued.

If you have not completed your 2020 Census you can do so online, by phone or by mail.


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