Understanding Hard-to-Count Populations
The following defines different populations that are hard to locate, interview, persuade, or contact.
Conducting advanced research about Hard-to-Count populations demonstrates interest in working together. The H-T-C population in one county could be entirely different from another county. Understanding the needs and concerns of each population is crucial for developing an effective outreach strategy.
|Hard to Interview||Language barrier, low literacy rate, or a lack of internet access|
|Hard to Locate||Housing not included in census files, such as new housing developments, or people who want to remain hidden|
|Hard to Contact||Highly mobile, homeless, or physical access barriers such as gated communities|
|Hard to Persuade||Suspicious of government or have low levels of civic engagement|