Accurate Census counts are far more than just a matter of interest. They are important to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs and appropriate representation in Congress. In addition, the Census is crucial to understanding population and demographic trends in order to plan for the future.
Accurate Census counts are important to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs and appropriate representation in Congress. Undercounts in the 2020 Census will cost Texas billions in economic activity. The Perryman Group's estimates of the total economic costs are highlighted in this issue.
The US Census Bureau has released some data from the 2020 Census. An overview of some of the trends the data reveals is in this issue of The Perryman Report & Texas Letter.
The US Census Bureau recently released the 2020 Census estimated undercount and overcount rates from its Post-Enumeration Survey. The results indicate that the Texas population was undercounted by 1.92%.