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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

2020 Census Operations in Alaska

Checking geographic coordinates of a housing unit
A Census employee checks geographic coordinates of a housing unit as part of the address canvassing operation for the 2010 census.
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Winnebago family in Wisconsin
This Winnebago Indian family in Wisconsin was asked over 32 questions by a census enumerator in 1910. Now, the form is much shorter — about 10 questions.
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Enumerating Alaska by dog team
Enumerators for the 1940 census traveled by dog team to reach some areas of Alaska. Alaska was enumerated in October 1939 for the 1940 census, and 72,524 people were counted here.
(Credit: U.S. Census Bureau via National Archives)
First enumeration is in Alaska
Clifton Jackson, a World War II veteran who was 89 at the time of this photo, was the first person to in the nation to be counted in 2010. His home is in Noorvik.
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Dora Kids Count Too.
U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves launched a public awareness campaign that reminded parents to include young children on their 2010 census forms.
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2010 U.S. population announcement
Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank, and Census Bureau Director Robert Groves released the first set of 2010 census data Dec. 21, 2010.
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Census Bureau Director Robert Groves rides a dogsled in Noorvik, Alaska
The 2010 census began in Noorvik. Alaska's remote villages are first to be counted so census takers can reach them before residents disperse for seasonal activities.
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Update Leave envelope and bag
Census workers hand delivered 2010 census questionnaires to 12 million housing units across the nation, mostly in rural areas where people do not receive mail at their homes.
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A large family in 1930 gets enumerated
Large families helped contribute to the U.S. population's 16 percent rise between 1920 and 1930. The whole nation used to be counted by census takers going door to door.
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A Census Bureau enumerator in Toksook Bay, Alaska
The 2020 count started in Toksook Bay Jan. 21. Local people were hired to go door to door to count people living there.
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Remote Alaska enumeration in 2000
Census 2000 started in Unalakleet. Alaska's remote areas are first to be counted.
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Mr. John John, wife, daughter, Mrs. Mary Gregory, Mrs. Agnes Farnsworth, Census crew leader at Bethel. Children belong to Mary Gregory.
Census taker Agnes Farnsworth in Barrow in the 1950s with John John, his wife, his daughter Mary Gregory, and her children.
(Credit: Wien Collection, Anchorage Museum)
General Timeline for 2020 Census
2020 Census Questionnaire
Alaska's Type of Enumeration Areas
Residence Criteria
Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)
On-Base Military Enumeration
Address Canvassing
2017 Census Test
Complete Count Committees
Counting people who are homeless
Is my response confidential?
Uses of Decennial Data