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The Mecklenburg County Complete Count Committee will work with local stakeholders and media to educate the public about the 2020 Census, encourage participation, and facilitate survey access, particularly among traditionally hard-to-count populations. The members of this committee are a group of diverse influencers from the community, business and government who are charged with identifying who we need at the table to be able to develop a strategic 2020 Census outreach plan. They will help identify individuals and organizations who are trusted voices in the community and who can be ambassadors for encouraging census participation. Committee Members
Historically, certain population groups, referred to as "hard-to-count" populations or communities, have not been accurately represented in the census count. Several challenges can make a population hard to count. Some of the most common barriers are
If these populations are miscounted, they risk losing funding and resources for their communities, and an opportunity for fair representation in government. Our hard-to-count populations include
The NC Counts Coalition and Carolina Demography have developed an interactive mapping tool specific to North Carolina to identify the state's hard-to-count communities. You can select an individual census tract on the map or search by county to see where communities have the most characteristics associated with being considered hard-to-count (HTC).