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3 ON YOUR SIDE: Rankin residents concerned they may be left out of census

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - This year millions of Americans will be counted in the U.S. census, but a group of Rankin County residents say they're being left out of the loop.

The residents at the Live Oaks subdivision in Rankin County said Wednesday no one in their development has received a census form.

In some government press releases, an April 16th deadline has been announced, which concerned many people in the neighborhood.

Residents realized all the homeowners were left out of the census mailing list a week ago at a neighborhood association meeting.

Since then, they have called national and regional census offices but were not able to get any answers.

Wednesday afternoon District Three Rankin County Supervisor Greg Wilcox got involved.

He was able to get census workers to bring out forms to a neighborhood-wide picnic this weekend and will investigate why they were not initially counted.

If you haven't received a census form, it could still be on its way.

The local U.S. Census Office said they will continue mailing out census forms until April 20th.  After that, any residents who didn't receive a form should go to their local library or WIN job center to pick one up.

Live Oak residents said it's important they're counted so the federal dollars used to improve their area are properly allocated.

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