Upcoming 2020 Census Proving Texans Are Getting Harder to Count
The census is coming up in less than 2 years and Texas is proving to be a place that is harder to count some of its residents.
According to NewsWest 9, The U.S. Census Bureau found in 2010 that most Texas residents live in rural areas that pose a challenge to census counters since most residents in those areas are less likely to self-respond to questionnaires sent out by the bureau.
Also immigrants are a challenge since most do not want to alert authorities to where they live as there might be undocumented family members living there as well.
The U.S. Department of Justice has asked the Census Bureau to add a question about citizenship on the 2020 questionnaire requested by President Trump.
The Census Bureau has not asked households about citizenship since the 1950 census but the bureau does ask citizenship questions in its annual surveys, but those only cover a sample of U.S. residents.
These new questions are what is concerning the census takers in the state as to whether we will be able to have an accurate count in Texas in 2020.