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The Roaring Fork Valley Complete Count Committee meets for the first time Wednesday at the Carbondale Library. 

The group’s goal is to reach hard-to-count populations for the 2020 Census, like the elderly, non-English speakers, seasonal workers and rural residents.

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Colorado Democrats, including Gov. Jared Polis, celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to place on hold Trump administration plans to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

 

Polis and lawmakers say the decision will help ensure a population count that delivers the fast-growing state its fair share of federal funding over the next decade.

A representative from the Census Bureau will discuss the 2020 census with Basalt’s Town Council on Tuesday.

 

The bureau says local governments are key to a successful census.

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By the year 2040, nearly 8 million people will call Colorado home. A new set of data shows the state’s population will grow by 40 percent. 

Rocky Mountain PBS and I-News examined numbers from the Census Bureau and state demographer. They released the data last week.

It shows Garfield County’s population will surpass 100,000 people sometime between 2035 and 2040. The latest population count shows 57,302 people live in the county. Most of the Western Slope, led by Garfield County, will experience strong growth between now and 2040.