OCT. 31, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2020 Census Quality Metrics Viewer. This map provides a visual tool for exploring the recently released operational quality metrics for counties and census tracts. The metrics show how the 2020 Census collected data within the counties and census tracts and can provide insight on the quality of the census.
The metrics available for both individual counties and tracts provide the:
- Percentage of addresses that self-responded.
- Percentage of addresses that responded online.
- Percentage of self-responses that were submitted online.
- Percentage of occupied housing units in the Nonresponse Followup (NRFU) operation that were resolved through a census taker interviewing a member of the household.
- Percentage of occupied housing units in NRFU that were resolved through a census taker interviewing a proxy (such as a neighbor or landlord).
- Percentage of occupied housing units in NRFU that were resolved through administrative records.
Two additional county-level metrics are available:
More information, including technical documentation and a set of frequently asked questions, is available on the 2020 Census Data Quality webpage.
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