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The 2020 Census undercount poses challenges to Tribes. The expanded outreach of the 2020 Census was no match for the obstacles created by COVID-19, and American Indians and Alaska Natives living on reservations were once again undercounted. This time by 5.6 percent. In 2010, the undercount was 4.9 percent. The 2020 Census is key to Tribal planning decisions and funding opportunities.

In an NCAI news release, President Fawn Sharp of the National Congress of American Indians stated, “Every undercounted household and individual in our communities means lost funding and resources that are desperately needed to address the significant disparities we face." 

Official population counts are used when applying for federal...

The 2020 Census continues despite slowdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Individuals can still respond to the census online. If you have access to the internet, even for just a short time, visit https://my2020census.gov to complete your census form. It only takes about 10 minutes. Self-response is available through October 31.

Why is it important to fill out the Census? Census data is used to determine everything from political apportionment and redistricting to funding for healthcare, policing, social welfare, etc. This includes things like the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Indian Housing Block Grants, Violence Against Women Formula Grants, Native American Employment...

Welcome to the 2020 Census Response Tracker for Indian Country 

Below are the current response rates for tribal lands in Arizona. To view other tribal lands according to their designated Census Area, visit https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html

The last Census resulted in an undercount of 4.9% in Indian Country. This year, tribes and tribal organizations, such as the National Congress of American Indians, have declared it imperative that the federal government record an accurate accounting of Indian Country. Everyone must respond to the Census. Do not allow Indian Country to be underrepresented in the national census. 

Note: The web tools presented below were developed by the U.S. Census Bureau in partnership with Tableau. The...