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New Mexico Tribes Mobilize to Ensure Accurate Count during U.S. Census

 

January 31, 2020

Albuquerque Native American community is coming together to ensure an accurate count of Native population in 2020 Census. Photo by Ashley Lynn Browning.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In an effort to ensure an accurate count of Native Americans in New Mexico, one of the nation's hardest-to-count states, the state's 23 tribes will convene Thursday and Friday in Albuquerque to strategize, learn and share information during the first-ever tribal statewide collaboration on the U.S. Census.

New Mexico has been labeled the most undercounted state in the union and is considered one of the hardest states to count in the 2020 U.S. Census report, according to an Associated Press analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. A one percent undercount of the state's population this decade would result in a $780 million loss of federal funds during a 10-year period, according to estimates. Native people in New Mexico make up about 11 percent of the state's population.

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/new-mexico-tribes-mobilize-to-ensure-accurate-count-during-u-s-census/

 

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