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Updates for the Census 2020 Hard to Count map

[The earlier email updated omitted a link to the map! Here it is:]
We've updated the map with new data and other features, and there are more enhancements on the way. Here's the latest:

  • This week we added new estimates from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey on populations at risk of being undercounted (for each tract, county, legislative district, & state).
  • We also added new 2013-17 ACS estimates for the share of households lacking internet access (this replaces the FCC data we had used for internet access).
  • Legislative information is up-to-date for the 116th Congress and for new state representatives (via ProPublica and Open States). And we've included the redrawn congressional district boundaries in Pennsylvania.
  • You can now display ZIP Code boundaries as an overlay on the HTC map.  (Let us know if you'd like to be able to search directly by ZIP Code or other geographic areas.)
In case you missed it, in recent months we:
  • Added the locations of 16,000 public libraries on the map (public libraries typically provide free internet access, and therefore can be an important local Census 2020 resource in areas with poor internet services) - you can click on each library to display its contact info; and
  • Included an option to display Tribal Lands as well as county boundaries as overlays on Hard to Count tracts.

Updates that are in the works include:

  • Downloadable data (tract lists by county, along with tract shapefiles and detailed PDF county maps with HTC tracts labeled for reference); and
  • New map layers showing populations at risk of being undercounted.
We look forward to hearing your suggestions for improving the map. Please contact the Mapping Service at the CUNY Graduate Center with your feedback.


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