With the 2020 Census in full swing and Brick City topping the list of hard-to-count places in the nation, Newark must overcome a unique set of challenges to ensure a complete count, according to the 2020 Newark Kids Count report. The release of the report coincides with Count All Kids Day, a national campaign to highlight the need to count all children in the Census. This year’s data book features a special section on Making Newark Count in 2020 with Census tract maps on 2010 return rates and Hard-to-Count groups. Children under age 5 are at highest risk of being undercounted.
The report shows that in Newark, more than 28,000 children receive SNAP (formerly food stamps), while roughly 32,000 students rely on school meals and nearly 57,000 children have health insurance through NJ FamilyCare. Read more.
Maps of Newark’s Hard-to-Reach Demographic Groups and Mail Return Rates
Newark Kids Count 2020 PowerPoint
Kids Count is a national and state‐by‐state statistical effort to track the state of children, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Advocates for Children of New Jersey is a statewide child research and action organization and the New Jersey Kids Count grantee.
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