Georgia children could be under-counted in 2020 Census

ATLANTA (AP) — Experts say Georgia is among states most at risk of its residents not being counted accurately in the 2020 Census.

The Urban Institute says children under the age of 5 are especially at risk of being under-counted. That's due to Georgia's changing demographics.

WABE Radio reports that nationwide, 4.5 million children live in areas that are difficult to count for the 2020 Census.

Statewide, 22% of Georgia's population lives in areas considered hard to count.

The radio station reports that there are several reasons why so many Georgia children are difficult to count: They are often in young families, immigrant families and multi-generational homes.

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Information from: WABE-FM, http://www.wabe.org/

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