One of the major challenges in conducting any census, is making sure everyone is counted. When the population is not accurately counted, people in these communities are deprived of political representation and vital public resources. Individuals in these groups are defined as “hard to count:”
Racial and ethnic minorities
People who distrust the government
People with mental or physical disabilities
People who live in nontraditional housing
Shown below, the Prince George’s County Planning Department has developed a customized data subset of hard-to-count areas with predicted low response rates within Prince George’s County.
View a customized, interactive map of these areas. You can zoom to a specific census tract on the map to view socioeconomic and demographic characteristic profiles such as Total Population, Median Household Income, and Population under Age 5.