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. Watch a brief tutorial video to assist you in using the Predicted Low Response Areas for Census 2020 in Maryland dashboard.

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