Will You Count? Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) In The 2020 Census
Asian American and NHPI households are at risk of being undercounted.
Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) have been undercounted for decades, disadvantaging their families, communities, and neighborhoods. Today, roughly one in five Asian Americans live in hard-to-count census tracts, along with one third of NHPIs.
Some Asian American and NHPI communities are especially at risk of being missed. They have greater challenges in finding stable and affordable housing, have higher incidences of poverty and unemployment and lower educational attainment, and encounter greater language barriers than other subgroups within this broad race category.
Furthermore, the Asian American and NHPI communities are very diverse, and overall statistics can easily mask the characteristics and challenges facing subgroups.