Title

Problem of low 2020 Census participation will vary with sociodemographic factors and distance to metro areas

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Abstract

With billions of federal grant dollars potentially at stake, every community has a vested interest in ensuring that its residents are accurately counted in the U.S. Decennial Census of Population and Housing. In the 2010 Census, 20.7% of eligible households failed to return their census forms, implying a response rate of only 79.3%. That amounts to about 22 million households not reached in the last census, the number of which not only affects the quality of the census but also may lead businesses and government officials to make inaccurate decisions when targeting specific populations.

Department

UNH Cooperative Extension

Publication Date

Winter 2020

Journal Title

Choices Magazine

Publisher

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Document Type

Article

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Publication rights by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Comments

This is an article published by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in Choices Magazine in 2020, available online.

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