The High Cost to Texas of Census 2020 Undercounts

Published on November 16, 2021
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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.

The Perryman Group estimates that a significant undercount in the 2020 Census has the potential to lead to total losses of $34.2 billion in gross product and nearly 358,700 job-years of employment over the 2021-2030 period (including multiplier effects), with another $37.0 billion in gross product and over 426,700 job-years in losses due to the related downstream effects.

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