State and County Level 2010 U.S. Census Coverage Rates for Young Children

  • William P. O’HareEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Population Studies book series (BRIEFSPOPULAT)


The national net undercount rate for young children masks large differences across states and counties. State-level census coverage rates for age 0–4 range from a net undercount of 10.2 % in Arizona to a 2.1 % overcount in North Dakota. State net undercount rates for children age 0–4 are correlated with state population size, racial/Hispanic composition as well as several Hard-to-Count characteristics such as linguistic isolation, education, and employment. The net undercount of young children is concentrated in the largest counties. The 128 largest counties, all with populations of 500,000 or more, account of 77 % of the total net undercount for age 0–4.


Subnational census coverage State undercount rates County undercount rates 


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  1. 1.O’Hare Data and Demographic Services LLCEllicott CityUSA

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