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Some States Are More Difficult for an Accurate Census Count Than Others

Fear and misconception make the Census count more difficult in some parts of the country—like the state of Georgia.
August 3, 2019, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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By Kristi Blokhin

"For the 2020 Census, 4.5 million children live in areas that are hard-to-count," reports Roxanne Scott.

That finding comes from a recent Urban Institute report on the risks of miscounting the 2020 Census. Writing from the state of Georgia, Scott's interest is in the difficulties of counting children in Georgia, which is one of the states with the highest risk of undercounting children.

Locally, about one-third of Fulton County’s population resides in an area that’s hard-to-count. And nearly 40 percent of Dekalb County’s population live in such neighborhoods.

Statewide, 22 percent of Georgia’s population live in hard-to-count areas.

The article has more information on steps already underway in Georgia to ensure an accurate count.

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Published on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in WABE
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