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The Hard Count: A Community Perspective on 2010 Census Operations in the Gulf Coast and Texas Colonias

February 2011

The Hard Count: A Community Perspective on 2010 Census Operations in the Gulf Coast and Texas Colonias chronicles the challenges encountered in achieving a complete count in New Orleans, the Colonias, and the Mississippi Delta, and the efforts by local advocates and the Census Bureau to overcome these challenges. The report offers a set of concrete recommendations that would lead to a more accurate count for the region in the 2020 census.

Full report (PDF)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction

Counting in The Gulf Coast: High Expectations; Local Frustration; Uncertain Outcome

Mississippi Gulf Coast and Delta; Community Advocates Lead the Way Toward a Full and Fair Count

Enumerating the Colonias: A Case for Better Communication and Greater Reliance on Local Knowledge

Recommendations

Appendix A: Recommendation from 2009 Report

Appendix B: May 18, 2010 Letter to Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay

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