More than $12 Billion at Stake
Within the state of South Carolina, Anderson county finished 6th of our 46 counties. Percentage-wise, the county was just 0.5% below its 2010 Census response rate. Covid-19 considerations negatively impacted out response rate. People were understandably distracted by job losses – or working from home – or working at home with school-age children at home. Some folks had to leave their homes and were doubling or tripling up, or lived in non-traditional housing, so they weren’t at the address at which the Census invitation arrived. Although being able to respond to the Census via phone, smart phone or internet was convenient, those neither administratively inclined nor unconnected to those tools were disadvantaged.
In Anderson county, it is likely that both seniors and economically-displaced adults were not completely counted in Census 2020. It is also likely that children under the age of five had an even higher rate of undercount than in 2010; you can see where that happened in the map below.
Overall Data & Mapping Tools
- Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM)
- Hard-to-Count (HTC) Mapping
- Anderson County, South Carolina Mapping
- Census Interactive Maps
Hard to Count Areas
Here’s a graphic for Anderson County based on https://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/.