Lloyd Potter
Texas State Demographer
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Census 2030

Once each decade, America comes together to count every person in the United States. The next count will take place April 1, 2030. The decennial census is the nation’s largest peacetime effort in American history. Through its 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey, the U.S. Census Bureau concluded that Texas was one of six states in the country that had an undercount of its population, which equates to approximately 500,000 individuals. As the 2nd largest state in the union, it is important to ensure that every person residing in Texas is counted in the 2030 Census.

Hard-to-Count Areas

Census research has shown some populations historically have been, or are at risk of being, missed in the census at disproportionately higher rates. These groups include:

  • Children under 5
  • People of Color
  • Renters
  • Larger Households
  • Single-Parent Households
  • Immigrants
  • Low-Income Populations
  • People with Limited English Proficiency
  • People Living in Multi-Family Housing

Visit the Census Bureau’s 2020 Hard-to-Count map to learn more about this important issue in your community.