PRB Resources to Improve the Count of Young Children in the 2020 Census (July 2 Update)

Mark Mather (PRB)

PRB has produced an updated series of tables and maps identifying neighborhoods with a very high risk of undercounting young children in combination with low 2020 Census self-response rates. The new data and maps are based on response rates as of July 2.

Last week, we also published a new article on PRB’s website: 2020 Census Self-Response Rates Are Lagging in Neighborhoods at Risk of Undercounting Young Children. The article shows how communities at greatest risk of undercounting young children in the 2020 U.S. Census are already falling behind. As of June 25, the average self-response rate in census tracts with a very high risk of undercounting children under the age of 5 was 55%, compared to 69% in neighborhoods with a low undercount risk. Self-response rates were lowest in neighborhoods with high concentrations of racial and ethnic minorities, increasing fears that Black and Latinx children will not be accurately counted.

You can access the tables and maps here. To view the maps, download the google document and open the downloaded html.