Census Undercount Areas Mapped

Urban Omnibus takes a look at a new website that maps out places in the U.S. with low return rates for Census surveys.

"Steven Romalewski – familiar to Omnibus readers from his report on OASIS, the Open Accessible Space Information System, last September – is tackling the issue of undercounted populations with a new website that highlights regions that are likely to be undercounted and thus underrepresented. Hard to Count 2010 helps clarify both the logistical challenges of counting the third largest national population in the world (or about 4.5% of human beings) and shed light on who the winners and losers are under the current census system."

The maps can be filtered for a variety of characteristics that might cause lower return rates, including transient populations, language issues and high concentrations of poverty.

Full Story: Mapping the Holes in the Census Count

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