Early efforts begin in North Dakota for accurate 2020 census

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Counting people for a census is like wringing a wet sponge, according to the North Dakota Census Office manager.

"We can get a lot of water out of the sponge, but the challenge is to get every last drop, every last individual counted," Kevin Iverson said.

Counting all state residents, from students to snowbirds, directly feeds into the allocation of federal funding, Iverson said. One missed resident equates to $19,100 in decennial costs, according to a recent analysis.

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