American Indians need to complete their census properly to avoid a population undercount
October 1, 2020
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The U.S. Census was supposed to conclude on September 30, but the deadline has been pushed back again to Oct. 5.
Some areas of the state, like tribal communities with lower response rates, could utilize the additional time to gather more information.
U.S. Census Bureau data shows American Indian and Alaska Natives who live on reservations were undercounted by nearly five percent in 2010. This decade, however, census officials are working to ensure Native American populations are more accurately counted.