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Rural areas, tribal lands hit hardest by census interruption

In this April 30, 2020, photo, a sign marks Navajo Drive as Sentinel Mesa, homes and other structures in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah on the Navajo Reservation, stand in the distance. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, Charlie Whitehouse loads hay into the back of a pickup truck in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, a school bus is driven through Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 19, 2020, photo, homes and other structures are seen in Monument Valley, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, Chris Topher Chee waits for water to fill a tank in the back of his truck to haul home in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, Chris Topher Chee waits for water to fill a tank in the back of his truck to haul home in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, Charlie Whitehouse, right, waits with a load of hay as a boy holds a kitten named Popcorn Ball in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 22, 2020, photo, a little girl plays in her family compound in Tuba City, Ariz. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Rural areas, tribal lands hit hardest by census interruption

In this April 30, 2020, photo, a sign marks Navajo Drive as Sentinel Mesa, homes and other structures in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah on the Navajo Reservation, stand in the distance. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, Charlie Whitehouse loads hay into the back of a pickup truck in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, a school bus is driven through Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 19, 2020, photo, homes and other structures are seen in Monument Valley, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, Chris Topher Chee waits for water to fill a tank in the back of his truck to haul home in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, Chris Topher Chee waits for water to fill a tank in the back of his truck to haul home in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 27, 2020, photo, Charlie Whitehouse, right, waits with a load of hay as a boy holds a kitten named Popcorn Ball in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 22, 2020, photo, a little girl plays in her family compound in Tuba City, Ariz. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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