Census 2020: Food Distribution Centers and Census Tracts by Response Rate

This online mapping application displays Maryland food banksand food distribution locations in relation to Census tracts. The tract areas on the map are color-coded to show the current 2020 Census self-response rates. The darker purple shows areas that have a lower response rate. Local complete count committees and other outreach groups can use this map to identify low response areas and potentially meet with people at food distribution sites to stress the importance of a complete count for the 2020 Census.

Census 2020 - Low Response Score and Hard to Count Maps

Predicted Low Response Areas for Census 2020 in Maryland

This Maryland specific dashboard was developed to facilitate easier identification of low response and hard to survey areas within Maryland. The dashboard displays socioeconomic and demographic profile of a selected census tract using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates which will allow MDP to develop a targeted strategy to help improve the census response rate across the state.

2020 Census: In-Field Address Canvassing (IFAC) Viewer (zoomed on Maryland)

Census Bureau employees (listers) have started walking through neighborhoods across the country checking addresses not verified using the bureau's software. In-field address canvassing will continue through mid-October (for more information about canvassing, visit the census site) . This viewer was developed to allow users to explore the In-Field Address Canvassing (IFAC) workload areas. Users can see the percentage of basic collection units (BCUs) and housing units (HUs) in the Self-Response Type of Enumeration Areas (TEA 1) by clicking on a County, Census Tract, or Congressional District.

Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM) application

The Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM) application by the U.S. Census Bureau 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. 

Open the Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM) application.

Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

The decennial census has historically missed certain communities — communities of color, urban and rural low-income households, immigrants, and young children — at disproportionately high rates. Being undercounted deprives these communities of equal political representation and private and public resources. Usually concentrated in certain geographies, these are known as Hard to Count areas.

The City University of New York's Center for Urban Research has produced an interactive map showing the Hard to Count areas identified by the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2020 Census.

Potential Low Response Score Maps for Maryland Counties and Baltimore City

Select Low Response Score County Map

Maps of Participation Rates in the 2010 Census

Select 2010 Participation Rate Map