Hard to Count

Hard To Count Communities

  • African American
  • American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN)
  • Asian American
  • Children
  • Disabled
  • Homeless
  • Latinx
  • LGBT
  • Limited English Proficient
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (NHPI)
  • Transitioning Age Youth
  • Young Mobile

The interactive map shows California census tracts and block groups shaded by the California Hard-to-Count Index.


Many California residents live in areas that, based on demographic, socioeconomic and housing characteristics, may be hard to count in 2020. Tools such as this Hard-to-Count (HTC) interactive map will help focus outreach efforts to get more people to participate and BE COUNTED!

Using the map

  • Pan the map to examine the community
  • Click on a tract to learn about an area
  • Zoom in to see census block group-level census data


Who is Hard-To-Count?

The census bureau has done research over the years to determine which populations are missed at higher rates in the census.

Map of Hard-to Count Communities

You can use the map to prioritize hard-to-count communities for your Get Out the Count campaign

Know you facts

The fact sheets below show detailed hard-to-count information specific for all the Senate, Assembly and Congressional Districts.