It's a big state! With more than 6.6 million people living in Indiana and nearly 40,000 square miles of land to cover, efforts to promote the census can be helped by knowing where to target messages. That's where the "Hard-to-Count" (HTC) scores come in.
The Census Bureau makes a planning database available, which compiles a range of housing, demographic, socionomic and census operational data at the block group and tract level, including a new low response score (LRS).
The Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM) application was developed to make it easier to identify hard-to-survey areas and to provide a socioeconomic and demographic characteristic profile of these areas using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates available in the planning database.
The Census Engagement Navigator for the 2020 Census helps you view communities with high or low return rates for the 2010 Census and current demographic makeup of the same neighborhoods.
This nationwide interactive map considers a a census tract hard-to-count if its self-response rate in the 2010 decennial census was 73% or less.