This AAJC webinar discusses why the census is important for the AANHPI community and shares information such as the census enumeration timeline and language support, how to become a Census Faith Ambassador, what Census Faith Ambassadors can do to get out the count in their faith communities, and how faith groups can partner with the Census Bureau to ensure an accurate count.
This issue brief provides an overview of how people experiencing homelessness will be counted in the 2020 Census. If this population is not counted accurately, the result may be unequal political representation and unequal access to vital public and private resources for people experiencing homelessness and their communities.
Factsheet on Why the Census Matters for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities
National factsheet on the importance of the census to the AANHPI community.
This brief describes the operations that will be used to count people in rural areas. An accurate count of all rural residents is important for ensuring that rural Americans have access to the resources their communities need to thrive.
Why the Census Matters for Rural America: Defining, Understanding, and Investing in Rural Communities
Census data help determine which areas are considered rural, help us understand the characteristics of rural residents, and are used to allocate funding for programs that serve rural America. This brief, produced in partnership with The Census Project, explores some of the ways that the 2020 Census will be important for people in rural areas.
These figures of states ranked by percent of people with disabilities living in hard-to-count (HTC) census tracts was produced by the National Disability Rights Network and Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year Estimates (2013-2017).
The objective of this resource guide is to educate our Urban League movement about the 2020 Census process and provide important tools and resources to facilitate outreach to the communities we serve.
In this webinar, audiences learned about the importance of the decennial census, the challenges it currently is facing, how the decennial census has historically undercounted young children, what this means for this population and what you can do about it.
Public Comment of Deborah Stein, J.D., Network Director of the Partnership for America’s Children to the Census National Advisory Committee Meeting, June, 2018
The public comment of Deborah Stein, J.D., Network Director of the Partnership for America’s Children to the Census National Advisory Committee Meeting, June, 2018
Adding a new question on citizenship to the 2020 Census will disrupt preparations at a pivotal point in the decade, undermine years of research and testing, jeopardize the accuracy of the 2020 Census by deterring many people from responding, and increase census costs significantly.
The census is the basis for equal political representation under the Constitution. Policymakers use census data to identify community needs and to distribute federal program dollars to states and localities based on population numbers or other community characteristics that the census and related American Community Survey measure.
Health care providers, health insurance companies, government agencies, and beneficiaries need accurate information to make decisions regarding the products and services they provide and utilize. An inaccurate measure of the U.S. population and its characteristics could deprive the health care sector of vital resources needed to ensure it is meeting each community’s needs.
At a macro level, the 2010 Census appeared to be close to perfect. But the apparent precision can be misleading and doesn’t tell the whole story. This Fact Sheet discusses what we know about census accuracy and why it matters to funders and their grantees.
The 2020 Census and the ACS are currently facing fiscal, operational, and policy threats that could jeopardize a fair and accurate count, which would weaken data used by the health care, education, housing, local government, transportation, and manufacturing sectors and could reduce federal funding of critical programs.
Young children – defined as children under age five – have been undercounted for decades, disadvantaging their families, communities, and neighborhoods.
More than 29 million people in or near poverty (below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level) live in hard-to-count census tracts, making up almost 50 percent of the U.S. population that lives in hard-to-count communities.
Will You Count? Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) In The 2020 Census
Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) have been undercounted for decades. Today, roughly one in five Asian Americans live in hard-to-count census tracts, along with one third of NHPIs.
American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN or Native peoples) have been undercounted for decades and roughly one quarter (26 percent) of Natives currently live in hard-to-count Census tracts.
The African-American population has been historically undercounted in the decennial census, disadvantaging their families, communities, and neighborhoods.